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Three men arrested in Tijuana for murder of San Diego teens

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 12:36:25-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Three men were arrested in Tijuana for the brutal murder of three teens in Mexico, including two from San Diego.

The three suspects, identified only as Fabricio, Esteban Manuel and Alejandro were arrested at an unknown time, authorities in Mexico say.

17-year-old Christopher Alexis Gomez and 18-year-old Juan Suarez Ojeda were found shot to death in Tijuana on November 25. Both teenagers attended O'Farrell Charter School in Encanto.

Another teen believed to be Ojeda’s friend was also killed.

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Gomez’s cousin, Katheryn Garcia, said the two were likely tortured in different locations before being killed execution-style in front of a housing complex.

Garcia said her cousin planned to head to a barbecue in Ensenada on Friday. Investigators believe all three teenagers were taken from an apartment complex at gunpoint before being killed. It’s still unknown why the teens may have been targeted.

Gomez's family sent 10News the following statement:

“As a family we are very conflicted by the events and are still hurting, we miss him dearly and just feel a bit of comfort to know that the people responsible have been caught and that our sweet Alex is getting a bit of justice.”

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Gomez’s and Suarez-Ojeda’s families with funeral costs and expenses.

According to reports, murders in Tijuana hit a record number in 2018, topping out at more than 2,000.