Second person arrested in murder of Spring Valley father
6:21 AM, Dec 30, 2017
6:42 AM, Dec 30, 2017
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - A second person has been arrested in the shooting death of a 21-year-old East County father this week.
San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO) said Alejandro Pearce, 19, of Spring Valley, was arrested just before 9:30 p.m. Friday in connection with the Wednesday shooting of Candido Aragon, Jr.
Detectives with the Fugitive Task Force and SDSO Homicide Detail said Pearce was apprehended without incident in the 10700 block of US Elevator Road as investigators were serving a search warrant at his nearby home.
Wednesday deputies were called to the intersection of Concepcion Avenue and San Francisco Street to reports of a shooting just before 7 p.m. Deputies arrived to find Aragon suffering from traumatic injuries inside a vehicle.
The young man's father said Aragon was a passenger in his girlfriend's car, but he wasn’t sure who else was riding inside.
Aragon was rushed to a nearby hospital. Authorities said he died from his injuries Thursday night. His family told 10News Thursday that Aragon is on life support but has no brain activity.
Several people were seen running away from the scene, SDSO said.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff's Homicide Detail at 858-974-2321, the sheriff's after hours number at 858-565-5200 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.