Crime

No Motive Or Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Phoenix Resident Armando Salazar

Just after midnight today, Armando Salazar heard someone knocking loudly on the front door of his west Phoenix home. He opened the door, but left closed the outer security door.

Several bullets suddenly penetrated the security door and struck Salazar. His wife, also in the home at the time, was uninjured.

Salazar, 40, was dead when rescuers arrived.

Police have no motive or suspect in the crime yet, but an investigation is ongoing, says Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Steve Martos.

The shooting took place in the 4000 block of North 64th Drive, which is near Indian School Road and 67th Avenue.

So far, cops are stumped on this one and they're looking for help from the public. Anyone with info is asked to call Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau at (602) 262-6141, or one of the Silent Witness hotlines at (480) WITNESS or (480) TESTIGO.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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