Pedestrian killed in Glendale hit and run over weekend

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A pedestrian was killed Saturday afternoon after a vehicle hit him and fled the area, according to police.

Paul Hernandez

On Dec. 2 at about 6 p.m., the Glendale Police Department responded to the 5600 block of West Northern Avenue for a vehicle-pedestrian collision.

Police learned that the vehicle left the scene, but later located it in a nearby apartment complex. Officers detained a male as a result.

Police said the male pedestrian, identified as 43-year-old Paul Hernandez, was transported to the hospital before being pronounced dead.

Police said a truck, traveling westbound, struck a Mr. Hernandez, who was crossing the street.

A witness observed the collision and followed the fleeing driver. The witness obtained photographs of the suspect vehicle, the license plate number and the driver.

Officers located the vehicle and the driver at his nearby residence. The driver was identified as 60-year-old Kevin Murphy.  He was arrested and transported to booking, where an impairment investigation and interview were completed.

Kevin Murphy

Impairment results are pending.

Mr. Murphy was booked for numerous hit and run related charges.

The roadway was closed for several hours.

In an earlier unrelated incident, the Glendale Police Department responded to the area of 59th and Missouri avenues for a shots fired call.

Upon arrival, officers learned of an apparent shooting from a passing vehicle towards another vehicle.

Police said a juvenile female in the area was grazed by a round. Medical personnel treated her at the scene and did not transport her.

Police do not have any information on a suspect vehicle as it fled the area. Police located multiple shell casings in the roadway.

Contact Glendale police at 623-930-3000 for any information on these cases.

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