On Tuesday, authorities announced that they had made an arrest in the death of two people who had been shot at a Glendale bus stop in the middle of the day on Monday.
Glendale Police Department reported that Dominic Celaya, age 26, allegedly fired shots at Richard Hodakievic, 69, and Jaquey James, 24, near 51st and Northern avenues, both victims have passed away.
At the Tuesday morning press conference, Glendale Police spokesman Jose Santiago reported that “there is no indication that the accused was familiar with either of the victims.” He further went on to say that “the attack appears to be completely random in nature. It is an appalling situation.”
Officers took Celaya into custody on charges of first-degree murder and illegal discharge of a gun on two occasions.
At 2:30 p.m. Monday, law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting, where they discovered Hodakievic and James with multiple bullet wounds.
The two victims were taken to a nearby hospital, neither survived.
Law enforcement was informed by witnesses that a male individual had discharged a gun in the air near the area and then traveled down 51st Avenue, where he shot the subjects multiple times from short distance.
With the help of a police dog, officers were able to locate and apprehend Celaya in a nearby neighborhood. According to Santiago, the arrest took place within a half-hour of the shooting incident.
No additional information has been provided. The investigation is still underway.