While Chaycon himself didn't personally carry out the shootings, he sent several members of his gang to shoot several innocent people from a distance to make it seem like there was only one sniper. He then called the police and the BAU to an address near Phillip Dowd's apartment in order to draw out Simmons and Alvez. Once the ruse was in place and they were headed to the address, he sent the same gang members to ambush and abduct both men by blinding them with flashbang grenades and injecting them with syringes containing a tranquilizer. While Tara Lewis was also caught in the flashbang radius, she was left behind due to the fact that she was not an intended target. After the ambush, he held Simmons and Alvez in a foreclosed warehouse where he would torture and beat both of them until he got information of who was responsible for his brother's death.
At the beginning of the episode, the BAU believed that they were dealing with a single unsub that was copying the M.O. of Phillip Dowd. It wasn't until Simmons and Alvez were ambushed and abducted that they learned that they were dealing with a gang.
- Jackson Salazar
- Benjamin Blake
- Craig Wolf (attempted)
- Karen Wolf (attempted)
- Peter Charles (attempted)
- Timothy Donovan
- Tara Lewis (ambushed, blinded with a flashbang grenade and left behind; wasn't an intended target)
- Matthew Simmons (ambushed, blinded with a flashbang grenade, abducted, tortured, attempted to shoot; one of two intended targets)
- Luke Alvez (ambushed, blinded with a flashbang grenade, abducted, tortured; one of two intended targets)