The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is dropping all charges against accused freeway shooter Leslie Merritt, Jr. MCAO Spokesman Jerry Cobb says the office is working with DPS to conduct additional forensic investigation they need to proceed with the case.


Merritt was released from jail on $0 bond after the judge cited a “material fact” in the case that may be ballistics evidence that can’t connect bullet fragments found at the shooting scenes to Merritt’s gun.