Police Arrest Third Suspect Connected to 2013 Homicide

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Three suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a 2013 murder.  On April 28, 2013, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Spaulding Street and Junipero Avenue.  Officers arrived and discovered a male adult victim, lying in the roadway in the 1400 block of Junipero Avenue. The victim had an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body and died at the scene before the officers arrived. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Enrique Casique, 39 years old and a resident of Long Beach.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, detectives arrested Miguel Medina, a 32-year-old resident of Long Beach.  On Thursday, January 23, 2014, detectives arrested Jose Torres, a 30-year-old resident of Long Beach.

On April 4, 2014, a warrant was issued for Marcial Rios, a 32-year-old resident of Long Beach, in connection with the murder. On April 12, 2014, Rios was taken into custody by United States Customs Agents at the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, and was returned to the United States.  Rios was arraigned today, April 17, 2014.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges on all three in connection with the murder of Enrique Casique.  All three individuals are being held at Los Angeles County Jail.

The investigation remains on going.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detective Hugo Cortes at (562) 570-7244.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Long Beach Police Homicide 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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