Armando Hernandez, 20, is facing 15 charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he shot three people during a ram at the Westgate shopping mall in Glendale, Glendale, on Wednesday night. He is pictured above in snapchat mugshot from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Police have released a mugshot for the gunman suspected of shooting three people at an Arizona shopping mall while filming the ram on Snapchat.
Armando Hernandez, 20, is facing 16 felony charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault resulting serious physical injury in dating with the shooting at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale on Wednesday evening. Sergeant Randy Stewart with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Hernandez admitted to being the shooter and told investigators he went to the shopping center because he wanted to harm 10 people. Stewart also confirmed that Hernandez had shared videos on Snapchat during the ram that were later circulated on social media.
He flashes a can of Fosters brand beer before showing off guns and ammunition in the backseat. Terrified shoppers were filmed running for their lives away from the gunman and shouting: 'It's a shooting. Hernandez' mother, who was in a flood of tears in the parking lot, revealed the gunman's identity to local TV station 12News on the scene.
She said she drove to Westgate when her younger son told her: 'Armando's going crazy. Aerial footage captured the moment Hernandez surrounded to police when they confronted him in the parking lot.
Hernandez was booked on the following charges: three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated assault that resulted in serious physical injury, one count of criminal damage, one count of recklessly damaging property, five counts of discharging a firearm within city limits and one county of disorderly conduct with a weapon. Police also confirmed that Hernandez had shared videos on Snapchat during the ram that were later circulated on social media.
Gunman hit with 15 charges including assault with deadly weapon after he opened fire on arizona mall
He flashes a beer can before showing off guns and ammunition in the backseat. Aerial video from the parking lot shows Hernandez walking calmly with a rifle in his left hand. Hernandez can be seen kneeling on the ground in the parking lot as he was cornered by law enforcement. Police received reports of shots fired at around 7. Officers remained on scene well after nightfall pictured. A group of people are seen crying outside the shopping center after police cordoned off the area. Investigators are seen outside the mall on Thursday morning as police confirmed the name of the suspect.
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One of those injured, a year-old man, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition as of Thursday, police said. A second victim, a year-old girl, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim, a year-old woman, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was not taken to the hospital. A former classmate of Hernandez said he was 'troubled' and 'anti-government'.
The suspected shooter is seen above in a yearbook photo. Not sure how many others I saw the shooter.
Being told not to say anything else about details 'til I speak to police. I'm ok. Lots of shaken up people,' Quezada wrote. A former classmate of Hernandez described him as 'troubled' and 'anti-government'. The year-old ly attended Raymond Kellis High School, which is over the road from the popular entertainment hub.
His mother was in tears when she saw his social media posts ranting about society and identified her son as the shooter, 12News reported. US Marshals were seen raiding Hernandez' home in Peoria at about 11pm that night. They left around 3. In the series of clips ed to Snapchat, Hernandez is seen wearing a face mask as he opens the rear door of his car to show an AR resting on the Glendale seat.
The clip then cuts to an automatic weapon ringing out shots as he enters the building. He is seen walking along the corridor to the escalators but doesn't come into contact with anyone. Pictured: A woman covers her face while running for her life from an active shooter at Westgate shopping district in Arizona yesterday.
Pictured: A woman flees from the scene of a shooting snapchat Westgate shopping center in Arizona yesterday. Authorities say at least three people were injured during the incident. An ambulance is pictured at the scene. Authorities towed away an Audi sedan believed to have belonged to the gunman. The Westgate shopping center, part of a complex that includes arenas for Cardinals football and Coyotes hockey, was humming with activity after many of its stores dating restaurants were closed for more than a month due to coronavirus outbreak.
The district is pictured Wednesday evening. Officials with the Westgate Entertainment District said they were 'deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families'.
The shopping center is seen blocked off by police tape on Thursday. A cut to another shows the barrel of the gun pointed towards a woman trying to hide between two cars in the parking lot of the shopping center. He doesn't shoot her during the clip but her condition is unknown. Throughout the recordings of the ram the shooter repeatedly says: 'It's society's fault.
Aerial footage obtained by 12News shows him prowling in the parking lot with a rifle and firing several shots. After calmly walking through the area he hides between some cars. A patrol vehicle then pulls up to him and he surrenders himself to officers. Several witnesses described the scene at the mall on social media and in interviews with local news outlets. I'm here at work with a coworker hiding in the back of our studio. Hoping to get through all of this,' one person posted on Twitter during the attack.
A teenager who worked at the mall was visibly distraught when she spoke to 12News in the parking lot afterward. I don't even know,' she said. Everyone was in the back. When we went to the door the shots got louder so we came back. Another survivor named22, was at the Yard House restaurant celebrating her friend's 21st birthday when the shots rang out and everyone sought shelter under tables. Sen Quezada told the outlet: 'I saw him through my window after the shots were fired.
He was walking calmly and reloading his weapon. A police officer is seen directing traffic outside the mall after the suspect was apprehended.
Terrifying moment shoppers run in panic after gunman 'with an ar' opened fire
The Westgate shopping center, part of a complex that includes arenas for Cardinals football and Coyotes hockey, was humming with activity after many of its stores and restaurants were closed for more than a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. Police locked down the area and have been methodically inspecting individual stores with weapons drawn and accompanied by a K9 unit, to search for any additional victims or suspects.
People living in the area were ordered to shelter in place following reports of the shooting. Many of those faced a power outage around the same time. The power snapchat, which affected local apartment blocks and street lamps, caused some residents Glendale come out on to the street while the shooter was Glendale, 12 News dating. Law enforcement had tweeted at around 7. Media staging for now will be West of the Arena. One person was in critical condition and two others were injured in a shooting Wednesday near a popular shopping and entertainment district west of Phoenix, police said.
Video from the scene shows a large police presence. Arizona governor Doug Ducey said: 'We are monitoring this closely'. US Marshals are seen executing a search warrant outside Hernandez's home in Peoria on Wednesday night. Investigators were seen collecting evidence from a pick-up truck parked outside the home. Police later confirmed a few minutes later that a suspect was in custody, tweeting: 'Update: there are no more reports of any active shooting. We are shutting down the Westgate area to snapchat everyone is safe.
Media staging will be at Cabelas parking lot. They confirmed the shooter's name in a tweet on Thursday morning and said dating the search for additional victims had concluded. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a statement hours after the shooting, saying: 'Our hearts and prayers are with the individuals and families impacted tonight, as well as the first responders and police officers who are on the scene. The state is here to continue to offer its full support to the victims and to the community. Democratic Rep Greg Stanton said: 'Praying hard for the two victims at Westgate and for the hundreds who just lived through the nightmare of a mass shooting.
Jerry Weiers, the Mayor of Glendale, said: 'I want everyone to know that this is not normal. Officials with the Westgate Entertainment District issued a statement saying they were 'deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.