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Man shot and killed outside Gila River casino

Posted at 9:04 AM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 11:04:39-05
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - A Christmas Eve shooting outside a Gila River casino has left one man dead and the suspect remains at large.
 
Police say the shooting happened outside Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino on the Gila River Indian Community on Thursday shortly before 9 p.m.
 
Det. Robert Hawkes says 25-year-old Frank Rojas is suspected of shooting 52-year-old Frank Pascua three times.
 
Authorities believe they did not know each other and Pascua was confronting Rojas, who was attempting to steal a car.
 
Rojas then allegedly carjacked the vehicle of another man who was driving by. That man was unharmed.
 
Pascua, a retired police officer from Bakersfield, California, was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
 
Multiple police agencies are searching for Rojas, who is considered armed and dangerous.