Mesa Police Seek Public Assistance In Identifying Homicide Suspects

January 7, 2010

On Monday, December 21, 2009 at approximately 12:15 p.m., Mesa officers responded to 130 E. McKellips in reference to a shooting. Initial reports indicated that three victims had been shot. The victims included a father, daughter and son. The mother was in the trailer, but she was not injured. The father was shot several times and later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The daughter was shot once and is stable, with non-life threatening injuries. The son was also shot once, with non-life threatening injuries.

According to interviews, the daughter was placing a dress in a vehicle in their driveway and saw two Hispanic males, wearing hooded sweatshirts, walk north past her in the trailer park. As she was walking back to her trailer, she saw the suspects running toward her. She was screaming for her father to help her, as she tried to enter the trailer. After entering the trailer, her parents barricaded the door with their bodies to prevent the suspects from entering. One suspect was able to keep the door from being completely closed, and witnesses stated the two suspects began yelling for the family to open the door. They didn't and within seconds several shots were fired through the door, striking the three family members.

A bright red pick-up truck was seen leaving the complex next door to the incident address by a resident. The witness reported hearing shots, then immediately seeing a Hispanic male jumping into the passenger side of the red truck. The truck traveled in reverse and exited the complex through the east exit. Motive is still unknown.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20's, between 5'10 to 6' tall, weighing 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white stripe around the hood, blue jeans and black shoes. (Click on composite drawing at right for larger view of suspect #1.)

Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20's, 5'6" tall, weighing 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red on the sleeves, blue jeans and black work boots.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211. 




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