Man dead, suspect on the loose after Glendale shooting

A man is dead, and his killer is on the loose after a shooting broke out in Glendale on Dec. 17, police said.

Police said they were alerted to "several shot spotter activations" near 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road just after 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers were directed to the backyard of a nearby home and found an unresponsive man who had been shot. 

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Victor Daniel Ruiz Reyes, died from his injuries at the hospital. An investigation revealed that the man had been in an argument with the suspect, and the suspect eventually shot him.

The shooter fled before police arrived at the scene – and police think there may be more than one suspect.

"Glendale Police Department Homicide Detectives are investigating and believe there are additional witnesses to this offense who have not come forward," police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

'I hope they catch them'

Neighbors say they heard what sounded like fireworks, which turned out to be gunshots.

"My doorbell rang shortly after that, and it was the police," a neighbor said.

Residents in the area don’t want to be identified with suspects in this homicide investigation still on the loose, but they provided police with their home surveillance video in hopes of catching who’s responsible for shooting and killing the 30-year-old.

"It’s our understanding that there was a large party occurring within the area, so it’s the belief that somebody knows something about what occurred and hasn’t come forward yet," police said.

911 callers reported seeing cars speeding away after the shots were fired. Detectives are asking for anyone with information to come forward so Reyes’ family can find some closure.

"I hope they catch them," a neighbor said.

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Victor Daniel Ruiz Reyes (Family of Victor Daniel Ruiz Reyes)

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