NewsPhoenix Metro NewsWest Phoenix News


PD: Woman dies after being shot in parking lot near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road

vicente diaz vargas.png
Phoenix Police Department
Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 14:02:21-04

Officials say a 20-year-old woman has died after she was shot at a Phoenix business parking lot near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road early Sunday morning.

Police say just after 1 a.m., officers responded to a business in the area for a shooting.

Officers found Gloria Zermeno laying in the parking lot with gunshot injuries.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and pronounced Zermeno dead.

During an investigation, detectives learned Zermeno had reportedly been randomly shot when a group of people were fighting.

Authorities say a suspect, identified as 37-year-old Vicente Diaz-Vargas, was arrested and booked for a murder charge.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.