The trial of a Peoria man accused of a shooting spree at Westgate Entertainment Center has been delayed until June.
Eight months ago, three were shot at Westgate in an apparently random attack by a single shooter. The suspect allegedly was armed with an AR-15 rifle that jammed — preventing him from reaching his goal of shooting 10 people, according to a prosecutor.
Police arrested Armando Hernandez, a 20-year-old Peoria resident, and charged him with multiple counts of aggravated assault.
He allegedly told police he identifies as an “incel,” short for involuntarily celibate, and shot people “to gain respect.”
A prosecutor said Hernandez had been planning the “mass casualty” attack for three years.
Hernandez faces three dozen charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.
His trial was originally scheduled for Feb. 1.