Sacramento sheriff’s detectives arrest fourth suspect in gas station homicide
11/21/2013 1:32 PM
11/21/2013 1:33 PM
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department detectives have arrested a fourth suspect in a killing at a north area gas station.
Jose Flores DeJesus-Tinco, 22, is the fourth and final suspect accused in the Sept. 28 fatal shooting of Jesus Antonio Macias, an attack allegedly motivated by the suspects’ gang affiliations, prosecutors allege. Macias, 33, died after an altercation turned into a shooting in the parking lot of a Beacon gas station on El Camino Avenue near Darwin Street.
Deputies previously arrested Eldin Robles, 20; Gilberto Esteban Cardona, 18; and Rey Francisco Piceno, 17. The Sacramento Bee typically does not identify juvenile suspects; however, the paper is naming Piceno because he has been charged by the District Attorney’s office as an adult.
All four suspects have been charged with murder. They also face a gang enhancement alleging they committed the crime to benefit their gang, the Howe Park Sureños, according to criminal complaints filed by prosecutors. The affidavit written by homicide detectives to obtain the arrest warrants has been sealed by court order because of sensitive information in the document; such documents typically are public record.
Cardona is named in one of the criminal complaints as the shooter, though prosecutors allege Piceno also was armed during the attack. Those two suspects, along with Robles, already have been arraigned. DeJesus-Tinco is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies found Macias, who was not a gang member, after responding to calls of shots fired at the gas station about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Macias died of gunshots to his upper body.
Detectives believe the shooting followed a verbal confrontation that spilled out of the gas station into the parking lot.
Sacto 911 StaffBill Lindelof
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