Armando Junior Hernandez Bio – Wiki
Armando Junior Hernandez is from Peoria, Arizona, and attended Raymond S. Kellis High School, which is located in Glendale. Police responded to an active shooter situation at the Westgate Entertainment District shopping center in Glendale, Arizona, at 7:25 p.m. local time on Wednesday. Shortly after arriving on the scene, the Glendale Police took the suspected shooter, identified by his mother as Armando Junior Hernandez, into custody.
Hernandez’s mother was first to identify her son as the alleged suspect involved in the shooting which left three injured victims, one in critical care. Police arrested Hernandez at 2:00 a.m. local time on Thursday.
He 20 years old.
In a video shared on Twitter from outside the mall area, numerous rounds of gunfire can be heard going off in the background. A Westgate Mall employee working at the time of the shooting described the situation on Twitter, saying, “I’m here at work with a coworker hiding in the back of our studio. If anyone sees anything going on in the news PLEASE let me know! Hoping to get through all of this.”
Live footage of the Westgate shooting. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ndAmoAE0LE
— SAVE LIVES ➡️ UBI NOW 😷 (@InsideASCIF) May 21, 2020
The Westgate Entertainment District was bought by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons in 2018. Amber Liptai, a spokeswoman for Parsons’ parent company BIG YAM, released the following statement: “We are deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants, and residents.”
Armando Junior Hernandez Arrested
A disturbing video shared on social media under the Snapchat handles Arizona Man was shared on May 20 by a man who said his name was Armando Junior Hernandez. After flashing video of a long gun, he said from the seat in his vehicle, “Hello, I’m going to be the shooter of Westgate 2020. This is to get back to mean society. So let’s get this done.”
After putting on a camo face mask, the video then shows the shooter firing off rounds off shots while entering the Westage Entertainment District. Suddenly, the video cuts to a woman lying down by the front left wheel of her car, possibly injured, and the shooter said, “Society is bull****.”
The woman pleads in response, “I have nothing to do with that!” and “You already shot me, dude!”
Police have not confirmed the authenticity of the video. The video was shared on Twitter but has been removed for violating Twitter rules, according to the site. The video can still be viewed elsewhere online. WARNING: The video may be disturbing for some viewers.
Charges on Hernandez
During the first press briefing following the shooting, Glendale Police said they arrested the suspect inside the Westgate area and brought him into custody for questioning. Video shows that the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
On Thursday, Hernandez was hit with multiple charges including three counts of third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of third-degree aggravated assault with serious physical injuries, one count of criminal damage in the fifth degree, one count of recklessly damaging property, five counts of discharging a firearm in city limits, and one count of disorderly conduct with a weapon.
Page, a 22-year-old survivor of the shooting, told 12 News that she was at Yard House for a friend’s 21st birthday when the shots rang out. She took cover while windows at the restaurant were shattered by bullet holes.
Hernandez’s mother told 12 News reporter Mitch Carr, “I have no idea why he did this.”
Later on Wednesday evening, U.S. Marshals were seen searching Hernandez’s home. Carr tweeted, “Police are currently serving a search warrant on a home in Peoria. This is related to the Westgate shooting.”