Bettencourt, Hermosillo and McLaughlin
FREMONT — Three suspected killers are in custody for fatally shooting a 48-year-old man inside a hotel last weekend.
Police were summoned to the Extended Stay America hotel located at 5375 Farwell Place, shortly after 11:30 p.m. on October 21, where upon arrival they found a man lying close to death outside the hotel lobby.
The victim died of a gunshot wound shortly afterward at a local hospital despite efforts to save him. He’s believed to have been shot inside a hotel room on the second floor, before he stumbled downstairs to the lobby area that night.
The three persons believed responsible for the man’s death were located by Fremont police officers and arrested in Hayward on October 22 at 4:36 p.m.
Two of the suspects are Fremont residents 31-year-old Leticia A. Hermosillo, and 30-year-old Robert A. Bettencourt. Both were booked at Fremont Jail on murder charges, and several other criminal charges. Hermosillo faces additional charges for possession of tear gas by a convicted felon, identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a stun gun. Bettencourt is facing additional charges for corporal injury to a relationship partner, exhibiting a deadly weapon, and vehicle theft. The third suspect is 34 year old Luis R. McLaughlin from Newark. McLaughlin is charged with murder, and violation of supervised probation and was booked at the Santa Rita Jail.
None of the three suspects arrested are eligible for release on bail.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to phone the Fremont police at 510-790-6900.