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Homicide, attempted homicide suspects arrested in same car at Otay Mesa Port of Entry

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Posted at 3:12 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 18:12:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- U.S Customs and Border Protection apprehended two suspects wanted in connection to both an attempted homicide and a homicide Wednesday afternoon.

According to CBP, the incident began Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry after a 35-year-old U.S. citizen entered the crossing with two other U.S. citizen passengers, a 37-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

The vehicle was escorted to a secure location for processing after officers were alerted that one of the travelers was wanted.

After investigating the situation, officers learned that the driver, Monica Cecilia Jimenez was wanted for attempted murder and Omar Alapizco was wanted for homicide by the Oceanside Police Department for the same crime.

U.S. Marshals and the Oceanside Police Department responded and took custody of both Jimenez and Alapizco.