Man Arrested For Mesa Motel Drug Related Shootings

Anthony Wayne Gushee [Photo courtesy Mesa Police]

MESA – Anthony Wayne Gushee is in custody in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday at the Windemere Motel. He has been charged with one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault.

According to Mesa Police, on Monday November 11, 2019 at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the Windemere Motel, 5750 E. Main St. #204, regarding a female who said she had been shot.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found two gunshot victims inside the room, one adult male and one adult female. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene and the female was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The female stated a man named Tony (Anthony Wayne Gushee) shot them because he thought they stole his drugs.

Detectives found methamphetamine packaged for sale as well as numerous syringes containing a liquid substance at the scene.

At approximately 11:50 pm detectives located Anthony at 9333 E Apache Trail where he was taken into custody. Anthony, who told officers that goes by the name of Tony, has a prior history of drug related offenses.

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