Phoenix freeway shooting suspect: "I'm the wrong guy"
PHOENIX -- A landscaper arrested in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings told a judge Saturday that authorities have "the wrong guy" as investigators stood by their detective work that traced the gun to the suspect after he took it to a pawn shop.
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was charged with counts including aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, carrying out a drive-by shooting and intentional acts of terrorism.
In a brief court appearance, a prosecutor said Merritt should face a high bail after drivers spent the last three weeks on edge.
"The suspect presents a dramatic and profound threat to the community," said Ed Leiter of the Maricopa County at