Homicide Investigation: Suspect Identified and Arrested

Homicide Investigation: Suspect Identified and Arrested
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Originally Published By: San Diego County Sheriffs Department Webpage:

“On August 15, 2022, Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives identified 29-year-old Eduardo Contreras as the suspect for the murder of 59-year-old Jose Pilar Rojas. Contreras was initially arrested on August 5 near his apartment in the 1700 block of La Brea Street for drug possession charges.

While Contreras remained in custody at the San Diego Central Jail, Sheriff’s homicide detectives filed additional charges of 187(a) PC – Murder, 11370.1(a) HS – Possession of Controlled Substances while Armed with a Firearm, 29800(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 30305(a)(1) PC – Prohibited Person Possessing a Firearm, 25800(a) PC – Carry a Loaded Firearm with the Intent to Commit a Felony, and 33410 PC – Possession of a Silencer.

Contreras is an acquaintance to Rojas and his family. The circumstances and motivations are still under investigation.

To read our previous news releases on this incident, click here and here.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330. After hours, call the Sheriff’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.”

Homicide Investigation: Suspect Identified and Arrested was last modified: August 26th, 2022 by admin
Categories: San Diego

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