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I-15 murder suspect's brother arrested in Mexico, charged with Good Samaritan's death

Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 19:22:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The brother of the man accused of fatally shooting a Good Samaritan on Interstate 15 in October has been arrested and will also be charged in connection with the murder.

Edson Acuna, 24, was taken into custody in Mexico and turned over to U.S. authorities Tuesday, according to San Diego Police. Acuna's brother, Brandon, was arrested shortly after 21-year-old Curtis Adams was shot and killed on I-15 during the early hours of Oct. 27.

Adams, a San Diego Navy sailor, and his girlfriend had stopped their vehicle on southbound I-15 just before 2:30 a.m. to check on an apparent stranded vehicle near the Mountain View area, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Anthony Dupree.


Adams exited his vehicle and approached the other car when someone in the vehicle opened fire on him and fled the scene. He was taken to UCSD Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

Police said Tuesday a warrant was issued for Acuna's arrest after his brother's arrest, but authorities believed he had fled to Mexico.

Both Acuna brothers are suspected in another shooting that happened about 10 minutes prior to Adams' murder. In that shooting, a victim interrupted his vehicle being broken into and was shot at, but survived.