- Person dubbed the "Serial Street Shooter" committed a series of highway shootings in Arizona
- Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested in the case, charges dropped; his lawyers have sued the state and county
(CNN)Nearly a year ago, 21-year-old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested and accused in a string of highway shootings in Phoenix done by a person officials nicknamed the "Serial Street Shooter." The charges were later dropped. Merritt's lawyers say his arrest was a culmination of a botched investigation, a wrongful arrest and a malicious prosecution.