Homicide

Ex-convict pleads not guilty to Phoenix-area shooting rampage that killed 1, wounded 5

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Giroux, 41, who Mesa police say committed a string of crimes that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion that ended with the suspect's arrest on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Giroux pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 6, 2015 to killing one person and wounding five others in a suburban Phoenix rampage that included multiple shootings, a carjacking and a home invasion. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office,File)

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Giroux, 41, who Mesa police say committed a string of crimes that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion that ended with the suspect's arrest on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Giroux pleaded not guilty on Monday, April 6, 2015 to killing one person and wounding five others in a suburban Phoenix rampage that included multiple shootings, a carjacking and a home invasion. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office,File)  (The Associated Press)

An ex-convict has pleaded not guilty to killing one person and wounding five others in a suburban Phoenix rampage that included multiple shootings, a carjacking and a home invasion.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says 41-year-old Ryan Giroux entered the plea Monday.

Giroux faces one count of first-degree murder and 22 other charges tied to the March 18 shootings in Mesa.

The rampage began at a motel where three people were shot. Another person was shot at a nearby restaurant and then two more at two apartment complexes.

Police swarmed the city in a massive response, and a search ended with Giroux's arrest in a vacant apartment.

Giroux has convictions in three states and spent time in prison in Arizona.