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Ramona double murder suspect arrested 32 years later

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 7:13 AM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 16:39:51-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — More than 32 years after a double murder in Ramona, the suspected shooter has been arrested.

San Diego Sheriff's Department says the deadly shooting occurred just before midnight on June 7, 1987, at a Ramona apartment on B Street, just behind Main St. Witnesses told deputies a family was having a birthday party for their four-year-old daughter when one of the guests, 27-year-old Jose Angel Solorio, got into an argument with several people.

Solorio left the party angry but returned to the apartment with a gun and shot three men, identified as German Aviles, Ventura Aviles, and Carlos Holgin. German and Ventura Aviles did not survive the shooting.

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After the shooting, deputies learned that Solorio had fled to Mexico.

It wasn't until April 2002 when Solorio appeared back on the radar for authorities. Homicide detectives located a family member in Texas who said she had contact with Solorio about two years prior and he was still in Mexico.

FBI and U.S. Marshals Service continued working the case and in March 2019, Solorio was finally located and detained in Mexico.

Friday, Solorio was extradited to San Diego and jailed on two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. He is being held without bail.