MCSO looking for Youngtown homicide suspect

YOUNGTOWN, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a homicide suspect in the West Valley.

MCSO responded to a house near 111th and Grand avenues around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a man who was shot.   

First responders began life-saving measures, but the victim, later identified as Ruben Hernandez, was pronounced dead a short time later. 

MCSO believes the suspect, in this case, is 37-year-old, Anthony Romero, who they believe fled the scene with his girlfriend, Veronica German.

Romero was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white script, white shoes, and knee-high socks. Authorities say Romero has multiple ties to Surprise, El Mirage, Youngtown, and Phoenix areas. 

If you see this subject call 911, he is considered armed and dangerous. 

If you have any information about this case, call MCSO at 602-876-1011. 


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