February 15, 2012 (links and videos updated December 25, 2018)
Arizona police have done the unthinkable in reaching a new low…when they shot and killed a man last night as he held his baby grandson.
The murder occurred near Hayden Road and McKellips in South Scottsdale last night around 6 p.m. Police say they received calls about a man carrying a baby in one hand and a gun in the other. Last time we checked, both activities were perfectly legal in Arizona. Police say neighbors told them Mr. John George Loxas II, 50, “pointed a gun” at them.
According to police, six cops arrived at Mr. Loxas’ home and he answered the door while still carrying his grandson. According to police, a confrontation occurred and the cops “felt threatened,” which prompted one of them to fire a single shot at Mr. Loxas’ head, while he was carrying his baby grandson. The bullet killed Mr. Loxas instantly, while it is reported the baby was not harmed. It is not yet known whether or not the killer cops were rewarded with a paid vacation, aka “paid administrative leave.”
Watch a report from ABC-15 in Phoenix.
Mr. Loxas was one of those Americans considered “undesirable” by federal and state authorities. Mr. Loxas believed “the World Bank/International Monetary Fund/Federal Reserve/IRS, mainstream media, corporatism, Zionism and GREED are the true axes of evil whether or not, they know or believe that themselves. Right or wrong, true or untrue; this is MY belief, and I firmly stand by it,” according to his Facebook page (defunct). Mr. Loxas continues, “We must end all WARS… We must end all HUNGER… We must punish only TRUE CRIMES, where actual VICTIMS exist.” He also had a webpage indicating himself as a candidate for President of the USA in 2012.
Mr. Loxas is survived by his daughter Alexandria, whom he raised as a single father from the time she was a baby until adulthood. He is also survived by the grandson he was carrying when Scottsdale Police murdered him. We will update this story when we learn more.
Our thoughts are with the Loxas family.
UPDATED 1:55pm Arizona Time
The cop who murdered Mr. Loxas is James Peters.
Peters has now been involved in seven other shootings of Scottsdale citizens in 12 years, murdering five (six now with Mr. Loxas). The police thug was in fact rewarded with a paid vacation today.
RELATED: Serial killer cop James Peters now teaches other cops when and how to use firearms (August 27, 2015)
all u pigs bout to feel the wrath of god real sooon……word
http://signon.org/sign/justice-for-john-loxas.fb1?source=s.fb&r_by=2686592 please sign this petition to make SPD aware that the community and nation want answers. WE WANT AN OUTSIDE AGENCY TO INVESTIGATE SPD.. they are BIAS and spreading lies in the mainstream media to justify the MURDER/EXECUTION/ASSINATION OF JOHN LOXAS!
Wow has it really come to this? Cops taking justice into their own hands? This cop needs to find a new line of work. Because he’s either trigger happy or chicken sh-t. Arizona has sunk to a new low….
you friggin dog!
I investigated this incident further, The cop shot John in the back of the head when he turned around. He says he saw something in his hand but he was NOT holding a gun! The back of the head…..UNBELIEVABLE!! I cannot believe this cop still has a badge!
Someone either needs to fire this prick with a badge or take him down…Police abuse of power has been prevalent through history and when the government fails to do its job, be sure that there are groups and individuals that will.
Are you kidding me he killed 6 people. The grandfather was not doing anything to the baby. And I think they should start investigating the cop who killed allthose people
What this ever so objective article fails to mention is that Loxas repeatedly ignored the cops’ instructions, used the baby as a human shield, and had a homemade bomb in his house. I’m not saying that this situation couldn’t have been resolved more peacefully, but this guy was obviously a bit crazier than your average grandpa. Don’t be so quick to judge the officer, I’d like to see what any of you would have done in his position.
How about for 1 NOT discharge a firearm in the direction of a baby and that’s just for starters.
he was calling his daughter to let her know what was going on to come get his grandson to safety! if you dont know the facts, your words make you look ignorant. ANDY
iwont forget you johnny. RIP
I knew him for close to 30 years. He was a nutjob. He got what he deserved. I feel sorry for Alex, though…
If any of you ever looked at his facebook page, before it was removed,you may have read a disturbing blog mentioning how his daughter should not be sad if he is killed fighting the government. And she should avenge him,and know that he died a proud soldier of God….It seems like all the conspiracy paranoia,and hate, love, kill, peace,politics that he expressed in his writings, were not taken literally enough by those who were close to him. It’s heartbreaking to think he may have actually WANTED to go out that way. I pray that his daughter will be liberated from her anguish. And may all the outrage be instead, refocused on lifting her up from this. He could have put one hand in the air, and handed the baby over with the other, and saved his beautiful daughter from this terrible sorrow.
To say he “deserved” this kinda classifies you as a nutjob as well.
i really hope that people dont call any of your family members a nutjob would then then desearve to be murdered too. Oh and dont worry about Alex shes fine, partying, bowling living off hte stae supplying her buddies with food stamps, but let her fater babysit for nothing and left him broke and only eating 2 to3 times a week. I being his Brother would jusy like to know where my bother is. I guess Alex is holding out for some news show to pay her to tell those of us who love johnny where he is. or did she just leave him in the morgue, she couldnt be bothered,,parties and all
I guess shooting him in the head sounds over the edge, but I read that the neighbors said he was walking around the neighborhood threatening them with a gun. My goodness, if a man was walking around my neighborhood threatening me with a gun while he held a baby, I would call the cops too. That is not normal. Owning a gun, sure i definitely believe in that, but holding a gun, a baby and walking around threatening others? — I think the scene sounds a bit crazy. — I would not want to be a police officer for anything.
Was he still holding the gun when the police arrived? I didn’t see that anywhere in the article. It said he was carrying a gun and his grandson but then it says when he answered the door he was holding his grandson. It did not say of he still had the gun nor does it say that they told him to drop the weapon and he did not. It just says they felt threatened. It’s bullshit. I highly doubt considering his views- he knew some cops these days are thugs and from his Facebook page you could tell he loved his grandson dearly and wouldn’t deliberately put him in harm’s way like that and open the door with a gun in his hand. I want more information. It sounds like cold blooded murder to me.
He’s killed 6 citizens already. He’s not even that old. Were the others Ron Paul supporters?
this is uncalled for the officer has been involved in eleven shootings and killed six while in line of duty .i know soldiers who were in war don’t even have that high of body count .this police dept. needs to be held responsible.no officer should have this many don’t care if worked in worst part of anywhere. my father was a police officer and worked for 33 yrs. and never even came close to pulling gun this many times only 2 times that i am aware of and one didn’t amount to him shooting it.seems there is no determing factor for this P.D. .internal affairs should have caught on to this also psychiatric evaluations.this was a trend for him .he is a murderous bastard who should be found guilty and expedited to death row and put to death and department should go through a major overhaul .also township should be held responsible for deaths for allowing this and letting police chief not dealing with it .
John was someone I met at the age of 18. We were both raised in the same small town in southeast Michigan. Hearing the news of John’s murder is particularly hard to handle. His views by some standards may be out of line with mainstream America, but these things I know about him without a shadow of a doubt…He loved his daughter and grandson; he loved his country and he loved liberty.
May he rest in peace…
Troy, this makes me so sad. I so enjoyed the conversations I had with him, and the debates he inspired. This is not the time or place to fall back on right wing left wing arguments fueled by anger and hate. The world has lost a great man, and in a horrific way. R.I.P. John George Loxas II…I am so sorry and will be keeping his family, specifically his daughter and grandson Neo in my prayers.
Looks like he just came back from overseas.
I’m going to call every day and ask when they will arrest this murderer until he is charged.
This PIG is a paid assassin, this shit wouldn’t happen in Ca
This will happen anywhere the cops feel they can get away with it. Tragic, but we are already living in a Police State, and just like Nazi thugs they will say they were just doing their duty. We, the people are NOT SAFE from cops.
I grew up in Canada, and all my life I have been afriad of the cops! All I ever wanted was to smoke a little weed.
It does happen in California
this is a terrible story on many levels, i feel sorry for all involved, we were not there so we dont know the man was acting, he could have been drug, drugged, or in a bad state of mind. so we cant say that the officer did anything wrong, if he was being treated, shot at, told he was going to be shot, he might have threatened to kill himself and/or his grandbaby. none of us can truly say what we would do in the same situation on either side
You can’t hold a weapon and a baby when a cop tells you to surrender it. A hostage is a hostage family or not.
You can’t hold a baby, a gun and answer the door.
farther more no one said what kind of gun he was supposedly waving around, but they didn’t say it was a ‘pistol’ so if it was a shot gun or any kind of long gun then waving and just carrying is just speculation and a matter of opinion. One can go from holding a long gun in the middle at your waist to on your shoulder safely ‘THAT’S NOT WAVING’ and if that is the case ‘maybe/maybe not’ and some one decided to stick their nose where it didn’t belong and was told off. well they could get mad and say all kinds of thing now can’t they.
This is so sad and makes me sick. These police officers felt threatened really he was holding a baby… That’s real threatening… Come on. Where is the justice in America. How about we give that baby the paid leave for this officer and atleast 75 percent of any money he makes for the rest of his life… Pathetic….. Ugh if this man believed in ending world hunger and wars… Why is he so hated?? Isn’t this what we all truly want????? Thoughts are with his grandma baby and family.
I meant thoughts are with his grand baby+
while all of you are nitpicking over bullshit political party nonsense, the world sneaks closer to another massive war, all of you need to wake up, move past this red or blue fucktard nonsense and work together with clear unbiased minds.
I couldn’t agree more, Joseph!!! The sheeples are being led to their demise!
No harm to the child my ass – this will haunt and scar him for life. This is criminal – WAKE THE HELL UP, AMERICA!
In the 1960’s the Police force covered over Rape Victims in Foster Care, and became involved in the crime themselves, while The Government’s whole System covered it over with false arrests, along with community business harassment of the victims and their families… Time to step out of the Fairy tail world and into the Real World People… Protect you and your innocent children at all costs… And if I might add… the cases are still covered over today…
You are kidding me with the ‘Republican’ stuff right. The guy ‘killed’ was probably a conservative.. no doubtedly and those who ‘investigated’ him and found him to be a threat are liberals who are trying to destroy this country from the inside out. You tell me Peter.. which side believes in more government in our lives? You obviously have little clue as to what is happening right now with our current administration. So many of you were up in arms because the last Administration wanted to wire tap potential terrorist in our own country.. and yet what is happening now is 10x that regarding the government in our lives. You sir.. need to read up and do a bit more critical thinking.
I can’t believe you posted any of that nonsense with a straight face. Probably you didn’t. You sound like some kind of troll. Obviously the Republican conservatives believe in more govt. and increasing the size of govt. Proof: they want to control every aspect of women’s reproductive rights as opposed to letting women make those decisions for themselves. In a time when there are an amazing number of real issues to focus on, the GOP is going rabid over the thought that someone out there is having sex that doesn’t produce babies. Proof: The GOP has introduced legislation that would require the Federal govt. to name Christianity as a state approved (sponsered) religion despite the 1st amendment. Let’s just take rights away from people and put the govt. in charge of every minute detail of their lives because, we, the GOP don’t trust anyone. Proof: the GOP is pushing for expansion of the Patriot Act because well, everyone is a suspect unless proven innocent. (We’ve already thrown out the 1st amendment and the 9th, let’s just get rid of the rest the silly consitution.) I can go on. Your arguments are poorly written and not valid. As a former AZ resident I can pretty much tell you that there really are very people in AZ who aren’t conservatives whether they vote GOP or not.
His facebook profile clarifies that he is far from republican… if you were interested in finding out.
Conservatives are just killing everybody these days! Unabashedly. Without reprisals. What’s next? Gestapo? I’m so goddamned sick and tired of Republicans and their need to murder and kill.
its not a conservative republican democrat whatever issue. thats just a dumb title given to one team or the other playing the same game. its freedom or tyranny. thats it. freedom or tyranny.
Geezus people, give it a frigging rest with the cons VS Libs already. This was a travesty, and this is a sad thing…the more all of u continue to fight each other instead of try to work TOGETHER, the more f-ed Up this country becomes. I am lef leaning on som issues, right leaning on others…I haveneocon, libertarian and liberal friends, and I love them all. This hatred MUST be squashed or it wil be the death of us all. This guy deserved better than what he got, and the cops can be just like criminals with badges at times. None of us were there, but to shoot a guy carrying a kid is mighty suspicious….mighty damning!
Thank you Tad, if you didn’t write this I would have.
God Bless ♥
I will not bring up abortion clinics and the crazed psychopathic Democrats that have killed over 50 million babies so far. But I will bring up the fact that ignorant sheeple like you are the problem and you and your war mongering President are responsible for untold thousands so far, just like the neo-con just like the Bush’s and Clintons.
They’re not babies. They’re zygotes. Unconscious, unthinking cells. Its a woman’s choice whether or not she wants to go through with a pregnancy.
Remember, that zygote was fertilized by a Man’s sperm…thus has a part of the Man inside of it…don’t be sexist. It is a joint issue, not just the Woman’s issue. The DNA is shared.
Wade – the woman already made the choice when she had sex. She made the choice to have a baby when she chose to have unprotected sex. To change her mind afterwards is horrid. Woman have to be responsible when agreeing to have sex to make sure she’s protected.
You liberal stool. These are not republicans they are being Militarized by your Ovomit pres. They just passed NDAA section 1021 that is war on all of the American people. It is the dopes like you that claim this is a partisan issue. What a dumb ass you are. When they are attacking all of us it is you idiots that want to blame anohter party. it is all these globalist slime you included that is the problem. People like you are stools. yes stolls. That for your edification and or your fornification and masturbation is a useless piece of excretment.
what a confused little chickensh1t
I was married to this man. I am the mother of his daughter.
To Samantha, i just found out today (4/21/13)
about John, I am so sick with sadness . We went to EMU together, that’s where i met him, and fell in love with him, but it didn’t last long. He tried to stay in touch with me over the years, but I was angry with him for many reasons, and I kept my distance. He tried to reach out to me before the Loxas for president campaign of his. He sent me pictures of himself, and his grandson. He bragged about Alex , I remember when he was with you, he bragged about you too, how beautiful you were. I am shocked beyond belief, that this is how it ended for him. He was such an intelligent man, and he could write so well. I wish i could find out more about this. I am sick with grief. Just wanted to reach out to someone your name was the only one I recognized, I only knew about Rex his best friend, but i dont know what ended up happening to him , do you?