Arizona

Man pleads guilty in Arizona shootings that killed 1, hurt 5

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Ryan Elliott Giroux. Giroux pleaded guilty Friday, April 8, 2016, to killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage in the metro Phoenix area that led to a massive manhunt in March, 2015.(Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Ryan Elliott Giroux. Giroux pleaded guilty Friday, April 8, 2016, to killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage in the metro Phoenix area that led to a massive manhunt in March, 2015.(Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

An ex-con pleaded guilty Friday to killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage in the metro Phoenix area that led to a massive manhunt.

Ryan Elliott Giroux changed his plea Friday, a little more than a year after his initial hearing. He pleaded guilty to all 23 charges stemming from the March 2015 shooting spree in Mesa. The charges include first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Authorities say Giroux shot three people at a motel and then another person at a nearby restaurant.

He carjacked a vehicle and then shot two others at two apartment complexes.

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

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