AZ Man Armando Hernandez ID’d As Suspect In Glendale Westgate Shooting Broadcast On Snapchat

MARICOPA, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Armando Hernandez, of Peoria, Arizona, has been identified as the suspect in a Wednesday night shooting at a Glendale entertainment complex.

Hernandez, 20, is accused of shooting three people at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale Wednesday night.

According to reports, one victim is in critical condition, the other two suffered non-life threatening injuries. All are expected to survive.

The incident occurred around 7:25 p.m. at the popular Glendale gathering area. Glendale is located just outside Phoenix.

Westgate is described as a, “Sprawling shopping complex with national retailers, restaurants & live music on weekends.” The complex is located at, 6751 N Sunset Blvd in Glendale.

Reports on social media say Hernandez was filming a Snapchat video as he conducted the shooting. Police advised people not to share it.

AZ State Senator Martín Quezada claimed on Twitter to have witnessed the shooting:

The involved victims have not been identified.

Officials have not released a motive at this time.


Geo quick facts: Maricopa County is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population was 4,410,824 as of 2018, making it the state’s most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States, containing more than half the population of Arizona – Wikipedia.

Update: Coroner ID’d Florence Regional Airport Officer As Fatality In Sunday Shooting

FLORENCE, SC. (THECOUNT) — The Florence County Coroner’s Office has confirmed a Florence Regional Airport officer as the fatality in a Sunday morning shooting incident at the airport.

The unidentified officer was fatally shot in an officer-involved shooting at the Florence Airport, in South Carolina, Sunday morning, according to the Florence County coroner.

A large police presence was spotted on the scene near the Florence Regional Airport Sunday morning, according to Tommy Crosby, with SLED.

Every entrance and exit to the airport was blocked, reports WPDE.

The SLED is working with local law enforcement and is investigating the incident.


Geo quick facts: Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Florence County, South Carolina, United States. It is probably best known for being the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 20, of the latter of which it is at the eastern terminus – Wikipedia.