Two suspects were in custody on Monday facing murder charges in connection with a street shooting that killed a pedestrian in City Heights more than two years ago.
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Paul Salinas, 21, and Marco Antonio Firman, 28, were arrested earlier in February on suspicion of gunning down 27-year-old Tomas Ray on Dec. 28, 2009, according to San Diego police.
About 9:30 that night, Ray was walking by himself when he encountered and exchanged words with two men standing at the intersection of Menlo Avenue and Landis Street, SDPD homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney said.
Ray crossed the street before one of the two loitering men opened fire on him. The man then ran off to the north along with his cohort along 47th Street.
Medics took Ray to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he remained on life support until his death the next day.
At the time of his arrest in the case, Salinas was already in custody on unrelated charges, Rooney said. Firman, a parolee, was taken into custody in Chula Vista.
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