Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest 2016 Murder Suspect at San Francisco Airport
Photo: Javier Guevara
SAN RAFAEL — Marin County Sheriff’s Office detectives apprehended a fugitive at San Francisco International Airport who was wanted for murder. The man arrested is suspected of participating in the gangland murder of a Novato High School student in 2016.
The 24-year-old suspect Javier Guevara returned to the United States and surrendered himself. Guevara was taken into custody at the airport on October 15 at 12:35 p.m.
Guevara’s arrest involved collaboration between the Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service. Guevara is one of seven persons who have been arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Edwin Guerra.
On May 26, 2016, deputies responded to a shooting reported on Fairway Drive in Novato. The murder victim was hacked to death by a machete and bludgeoned with rocks. A second victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but he recovered from his injuries.
Guevara remains in custody at Marin County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. He faces charges for murder, attempted murder, and battery with serious bodily injury. In addition, he faces charges for participation in a criminal street gang, aggravated mayhem, and obstructing/resisting arrest.
In a prepared statement the Sheriff’s Office described this homicide investigation as one of the most extensive in Marin County history. Authorities have identified eight suspects in this gangland murder case.
Six suspects were arrested prior to Guevara’s arrest. The eight and last remaining suspect at large is Marlon Alexander Ortiz-Majano.