Posted on May 21, 2020

Suspected Gunman Armando Hernandez Filmed Arizona Mall Attack on Snapchat

Yaron Steinbuch, New York Post, May 21, 2020

The man who allegedly shot at least three people at an Arizona shopping complex Wednesday night captured the attack in chilling video posted on Snapchat, where he holds up a can of beer and declares what he is about to carry out, according to reports.

The suspect, whom police have not named, has been identified by his mother as 20-year-old Armando Hernandez, according to 12News.

“Hello, my name is Armando Junior Hernandez and I’m gonna be the shooter of Westgate 2020,” the man says as he flashes the beer can and shows guns in his back seat, the Sun reported.

“Let’s get this done,” he adds in the disturbing video.

The suspect was arrested after the shooting at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, about 15 miles from Phoenix, according to police.

Three people were rushed to a hospital. One was in critical condition and the other two were expected to recover, police said, according to 12News.


Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers arrived at the scene several hours after the shooting and said, “I want everyone to know that this is not normal. We’re dealing with somebody who obviously had issues,” according to 12News.