The administrator of J.T. Ready's Sheriff Candidate facebook page posted that "Reports are unconfirmed that a cartel assassination squad murdered JT Ready and several of his friends and family this afternoon in Gilbert Arizona. This page's admin will keep you updated of the situation as soon as possible."
Authorities have not identified the other victims, but initial reports are that the victims were his ex-wife, Lisa; their daughter, Amber; Amber's boyfriend, Jim Hyatt, and their 18-month-old baby, Lilly.
J.T. Ready announced his desire to run as a Democratic Candidate for Pinal County Sheriff in January 2012. The Pinal County Democratic Party released a Statement on Candidacy of Jason (JT) Ready for Pinal County Sheriff following Ready's announcement.