Police looking for suspect who shot, carjacked man at Glendale shopping center

Peoria police are searching for the person who shot and carjacked a man in broad daylight outside a Target.
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 12:45 PM MST

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Peoria police are looking for the person who shot and carjacked a man in a shopping center parking lot late Monday morning. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., investigators said the suspect went up to the victim at the Peoria Crossing shopping center at 91st and Northern avenues near Loop 101. Police said there was a fight between the shooter and the man. Officers say the suspect hit the victim in the head and then shot him in the leg. The shooter then stole the man’s gray 2004 Toyota Rav4.

“It sounds awful,” said shopper Yvonne Martinez. “That is very scary.”

Police have not identified the suspect or the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital to be checked out and is expected to be OK. “It’s disturbing,” Jaymie Sheppard, a shopper, said. “It’s concerning because school is starting and all the kids around.” Officers called the crime random and said it doesn’t appear the suspect knew the victim.

Arizona’s Family asked police what their message would be to concerned shoppers. “Just know there’s a lot of people there, it’s safe, we have officers who patrol that area, but if there’s ever anyone who appears suspicious, we’d like them to call,” Sgt. Brandon Sheffert said.

Police said there is surveillance of the incident, but they have not yet released it. The stolen SUV has an Arizona license plate of S4A56B. Anyone with information is asked to call the Peoria police at (623) 773-8311.