Oceanside police searching for suspect of 2016 murder

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 14:30:15-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - North San Diego County police are searching for a documented gang member they say killed a man outside his home in 2016.

Edgar Hernandez Saavedra, 29, was named as the suspect of Miguel Luis Castillo's murder on August 20, 2016, Oceanside Police said.

Saavedra was arguing with Castillo outside the man's home in the 800 block of Langford St. at about 2:40 a.m. Police said the argument escalated and Saavedra shot and killed Castillo with a semi-automatic handgun.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Man shot, killed in Oceanside; Suspect at large

Since then, Saavedra's whereabouts have been unknown.

Police describe Saavedra as a Hispanic male, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing about 5-foot 6-inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds. He is a documented gang member and is also known as "Little Edgar" and "Smalls."

Saavedra is considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Oceanside Police at 760-435-4027 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.