Caller Needs Help. the Gang Took Family
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The Tempe woman suspected of shooting her 14-year old son in the head early Friday had called police a few hours before with a false story about the boy and the man she calls her husband being shot in the apartment by gang members.
Friday, police arrested 45-year-old Cynthia Hernandez on suspicion of first-degree murder stemming from the shooting death of her son Jeremy Barragan at an apartment near Mill Avenue and the U.S. 60.
The night before Jeremy's death, at about 11:45 p.m., officers responded to the family's apartment after Hernandez called police and said that there was someone outside her apartment with a gun and that gang members were holding her husband and son hostage, according to a Tempe Police Department press release.
She also indicated in the call that her husband and son had been shot.
However, when police and fire units arrived, they determined that the suspicious person outside was a neighbor talking on his cell phone. There were no "gang members" in the area, no gunshots had been fired and no one was injured, the release stated.
Sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Friday, Hernandez allegedly retrieved a rifle kept in the apartment and a bathroom towel, according to police reports. She placed the towel over her son's head, aimed the rifle and squeezed the trigger.
But the gun didn't fire, police said.
Hernandez then allegedly went into her adjacent bedroom, got a single bullet and loaded the rifle. She then shot Jeremy above the left eye while he slept, police said.
Hernandez left the rifle in the bedroom, got in her car and drove around, documents state. She later called police and told the dispatcher that she believed someone was following her and trying to kill her, documents show.
Police stopped Hernandez near the intersection of Baseline Road and Hardy Drive in Mesa. This was before they had been alerted to the Tempe murder. Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of driving with an open container.
The man Hernandez calls her husband called police at 8:19 a.m. Friday morning, saying he woke up and found Jeremy dead. He is not considered a suspect in the murder.
Following Hernandez's court appearance Friday morning for allegedly driving with an open container, investigators interviewed her about her son's death.
During that interview with police, Hernandez said that she believed her son was still alive and the child she killed was only a look-alike, according to the court document.
She also admitted to going for days without sleep and consuming alcohol, marijuana and psychotropic drugs prior to the incident, documents state.
Although Hernandez consistently refers to the man she lives with as her husband and Jeremy's father, police said he is not Jeremy's biological father and was not legally married to Hernandez.
Cynthia Hernandez was arrested Friday on suspicion of shooting to death her son, Jeremy Barragan, who turned 14 just two days earlier and was found dead that morning.
On Thursday night, just before midnight, Tempe police were at the family’s apartment at 30 W. Carter Drive on a “disturbance call,” said spokesman officer Brandon Banks.
When officers arrived, the mother and son were in the apartment, but nothing led officers to believe any violence had taken place, Banks said.
“At 11:45, we know for certain that Jeremy was alive,” Banks said.
More than eight hours later, at 8:19 a.m., the boy’s father, whose name was not released, called 911 saying his son was dead in the apartment.
It became the second suspected family killing in the East Valley this month.
On Feb. 6, police say a 15-year-old boy in Mesa shot his father in the back of the head, killing him. The teen has since been charged with premeditated murder.
The mother in the Tempe shooting was not home when police arrived the second time, though Banks would not say where she was.
After locating her, she made “admission statements,” Banks said, which he added does not necessarily mean she admitted to the killing. He would not clarify.
“The exact type of statement, I just can’t divulge at this point,” he said.
Officers quickly arrested Hernandez. As of Saturday, she was being held in a Maricopa County jail on $250,000 bond.
Police released few other details, saying some information, if immediately made public, could hurt the ongoing investigation.
Banks would not say what was the nature of the previous night’s disturbance call or what may have led Hernandez to kill her son.
Barragan was an eighth-grader at McKemy Middle School in Tempe, where officials said he enrolled at the beginning of the school year.
“He seemed to be doing well,” said Tempe Elementary School District spokeswoman Monica Allread.
A crisis team will be on the campus Tuesday for students and faculty dealing with Barragan’s death.
“We say ‘crisis, not ‘grief,’ because often grief doesn’t set in at first,” Allread said. “Sometimes it’s shock.”
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