Killer Caught: The Shocking Unraveling of the Valley Serial Shooter’s Rampage in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California – Unbeknownst to residents, a serial killer terrorized the city in 2014. Dubbed the “Valley Killer,” Alexander Hernandez went on a deadly shooting spree starting on March 14, 2014. His attacks resulted in five fatalities and 11 injuries, primarily targeting individuals in their vehicles.

The shootings, which occurred in the San Fernando Valley, were initially disconnected and handled by different LAPD divisions. It was only later that detectives were able to piece together the crimes and link them to the same perpetrator.

Hernandez’s rampage began with the murder of Sergio Sanchez on March 14, followed by a series of shootings that left a trail of victims in its wake. One survivor, Louis Valdez, recounted an incident where he was shot while sleeping in his parked car, narrowly escaping death.

As the months passed, Hernandez’s violence escalated, culminating in multiple shooting incidents in August. One victim, Nicole De La Mora, shared her harrowing experience of being shot while on her way to work. The impact of the indiscriminate violence left a lasting scar on the victims’ families, who grapple with the senseless loss.

The killer’s reign of terror came to an end after a series of events led to his capture. Surveillance footage capturing the shooter’s actions, including animal cruelty, provided crucial evidence that eventually led to Hernandez’s apprehension. The tragic loss of innocent lives, including Mariana Franco, Michael Planells, and Gloria Tovar, marked the conclusion of the Valley Killer’s deadly spree.

Despite his capture, Hernandez remained silent about his motives, leaving many questions unanswered. Years later, after a series of legal delays, he was convicted on multiple charges, including five counts of murder, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The legacy of the Valley Killer lives on in the memories of those affected by his senseless violence. The cases serve as a reminder of the importance of swift justice and closure for the families of the victims.