Photo radar employee shot, killed on Loop 101

Reported by: Brent Roulier
Last Update: 6:00 am


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A contract employee, who was shot multiple times while inside a photo-radar van in north Phoenix, has died.

Sergeant Andy Hill with the Phoenix Police Department said 51-year-old Doug Georgianni was shot at about 8:50 p.m. on while in a fully marked SUV photo radar vehicle as it was parked on the eastbound side of the Loop 101 freeway, just east of 7th Street.

Phoenix police homicide investigators provided possible suspect description obtained from witnesses.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 60s with a thin face, white unkempt hair midway down to the ears, a white mustache, and smelled of smoke.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 1980s two-tone gray/white Chevy Suburban, black rims and tires, and roof rack with object on top.

Investigators believe the suspect left the crime scene in the vehicle, got off the 101 Freeway at 7th Street, and drove southbound on 7th Street from the freeway.

The homicide investigation is being handled by Phoenix Police homicide investigators. Phoenix police and Arizona DPS are working together along with the photo radar company to solve this case.

Officials need the public's help and are hoping someone will recognize this vehicle and call Phoenix police.

The attached photos are of what Phoenix police investigators are calling the suspect's vehicle in the murder on Sunday night.

Anyone who sees the vehicle should call 911 immediately. Do not make contact with the driver of the vehicle. Let police officers do so. If someone recognizes the vehicle but do not see it at the moment or know where it is at this time, or knows who drives a vehicle like this, they can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. For Spanish call 480-TESTIGO.

Harold A. Sanders with DPS said Georgianni has been employed by RedFlex Traffic Systems for three months as a driver-technician.