Photo: Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready Murders Family
Well known border militia leader, identified as a neo Nazi, J.T. Ready apparently opened fire and killed four other people, one of them a toddler, before turning the gun on himself.
The former Marine, known for his work in the militia group which dresses in camouflage and patrols the border allegedly shot and killed two women, one man and an 18 month old girl, then committed suicide. The victims were Ready’s girlfriend, Lisa, her daughter, Amber, and granddaughter, Lilly, as well as her daughter’s boyfriend, whose name has not yet been released.
Ready and his group often patrolled the Arizona desert looking for undocumented border crossers and drug traffickers, typically dressed in fatigues, body armor and gas masks all while carrying assault rifles according to KTAR.
Although it is believed to be a domestic murder-suicide case, posts on Ready’s Facebook page suggest that Ready and the other victims were murdered by a Mexican drug cartel.
The shootings occurred sometime after 1 PM in the Gilbert, Arizona area. Police are currently investigating chemicals found at the scene in two 55 gallon drums. Officials will not re-enter the house until the hazmat team gives the all clear.
Although motives are still unclear, it is known that Ready was exploring the possibility of a run for the Pinal County Sheriff.