Milpitas arrest fourth suspect in 2012 murder of a 7-Eleven employee
MILPITAS – During a press conference on Thursday, the Milpitas Chief of Police Steve Pangelinan told reporters that a fourth and final suspect had been identified and arrested in the shooting death of Mohammad “Moe” Sadeghzadeh.
Jerry Coneal, 19, Warner Travis, 19, Delmon Armstead, 19, and Bianca Barrow, 20 have all been charged with murder and robbery, for the shooting death of Sadeghzadeh.
Milpitas police released several photos in an attempt to help and try and identify and locate the suspects responsible for the murder of a 7-Eleven employee on September 8, 2012, located at 1496 N. Milpitas Blvd. in Milpitas, California. Milpitas Police asked the public for help in finding the persons responsible for the robbery and murder, offering a substantial reward.
Police offered a $20,000 dollar reward in November of 2013 for “providing significant information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible.” The reward specified that it was within reasonable discretion of the Police Chief for the City of Milpitas to determine if a reward should be given. However, a large part of the arrest was due to the work of Menlo Park Police officers, who worked with Milpitas investigators in identifying, locating and arresting Travis, Armstead and Barrow, Pangelinan said.
Pangelinan told reporters that officers worked 18 to 20 hours a day over a 15-month long investigation into what was the only homicide on record in Milpitas for the year 2012. With information gathered from the crime scene and video surveillance footage, police were able to piece together evidence that led to the identification and arrest of the fourth suspect, Bianca Barrow, around December 8, 2013.
MPD Investigating officers were able to identify Coneal as one of the suspects who responsible for the shooting death of the clerk, which turned out to be for a mere $200 in cash. Working with San Mateo County Officials at the Maguire Correctional Facility, San Mateo County’s jail in Redwood City, where he was serving time for an unrelated crime, Coneal was positively identified as one of the armed suspects who entered the business at the time of the shooting.
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