Show Low Police Department has advised that John Russell Thomas has been located and is in custody. Any further updates will be posted as they are received.
Show Low Police received a call of gunshots and people screaming on 6-4-19 at approximately 0346 hrs in the Fawnbrook area of Show Low.
Officers learned the suspect (John Thomas, 29 years old) had been involved in a domestic violence assault with his girlfriend. This is when the first victim tried to intercede and was shot. A second victim then also tried to intercede and was also shot.
The suspect fled the area and police are still trying to locate him. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Suspect was last seen wearing a black Rascal Flatts t-shirt, blue jeans and black combat style boots. He is approximately 6 ft 2 in tall, 188 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes with a full beard.
Both victims were transported and ultimately flown to the Phoenix area were they are being treated for their injuries at this time.
This is an active scene and investigation. Some businesses in the area may be on lock down and please limit your travel in the affected area. If you happen to see the suspect, do not confront him. Anyone with information or leads are being asked to call the Show Low Police (928)537-4365.