SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Police believe that the suspect in San Jose’s double homicide on Monday, Pedro Castellon Medina, may be driving a black 2006 Nissan Maxima with the license plate number 6TIW691 and may be heading towards Mexico.
Police said Medina may have fled to Southern California intending to continue on to Mexico. Police urge anyone who spots the suspect’s vehicle to call 911 to report it.
The suspect, a 31-year-old San Jose man, is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of Pedro and Marybel Jimenez in their home in the 300 block of North Seventh Street at about 4:20 a.m. on Monday, police said.
Pedro Jimenez, 28, and Marybel, 27, were pronounced dead after they were discovered by a neighbor inside their home.
Neighbor Renee Zarate helped the couple’s three children out of the house after hearing shots from across the street, police said.
Zarate heard screaming coming from the house before the shots, and then saw a man in a black hooded sweatshirt flee. After that, she recovered the three children, ages 3, 5 and 8, and guided them out of the house, afraid the gunman may return, police said.
Police suspect that the murder may have been a domestic violence incident. According to Zarate, Marybel and Pedro Jimenez had just reunited after a separation, and she speculated that the shooter might have been Marybel’s ex-boyfriend.
Medina is believed to be in Southern California or on his way there, according to police. He may be heading to Los Angeles, San Fernando, San Diego or Mexico.
Police suspect Medina knows that he is wanted and advise citizens not to attempt to apprehend him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.
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