Intruder Shoots 19-Year-Old in Gilbert Apartment: $2,000 Reward for Information

GILBERT, Ariz. – A young woman in Gilbert, Arizona, tragically lost her life after reporting an intruder who had entered her apartment and shot her. Rachel Hansen, 19, made the call to 911 in the early morning hours of June 4, 2022, near San Tan Village Parkway and Ray Road. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she succumbed to her injuries, leaving her family and community in shock and disbelief.

The victim’s mother expressed profound grief, stating that Rachel’s untimely and senseless death has left everyone bewildered, given her youth and the vibrant life she had ahead of her. Gilbert police are diligently continuing their investigations into the case, tirelessly pursuing all possible leads to bring the perpetrator to justice. To aid in the investigation, Silent Witness has announced a $2,000 reward for any new information that could assist the police in making an arrest in connection with Rachel Hansen’s murder.

Silent Witness, a program designed to encourage people to share information about crimes in their local communities, provides multiple platforms for tip submissions concerning unsolved felony cases. The program can be reached by phone, through its website, or by using its app, ensuring the anonymity of tip providers. Moreover, individuals providing tips that lead to an arrest or indictment can receive a reward of up to $1,000, underscoring the initiative’s commitment to encouraging community involvement in solving criminal cases. With the support of Silent Witness and the relentless efforts of law enforcement, there remains hope for justice to be served for Rachel Hansen and her grieving loved ones.