San Juan Takes Four Into Custody After Monday Murder
SAN JUAN - San Juan Police are tracking down the suspects linked to the murder of Rogelio Pardo Jr. Pardo was found early Monday morning beaten to death behind a dumpster at the Condesa Apartments on South I Road.
Through investigation, San Juan Police, with the help of U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers, were able to track down four of the suspects at a Super Eight Motel in Alamo.
They caught, Hector "Kid" Mendoza, 17, Arturo "Spongebob" Mendoza, 18, Damian "Nemo" Suarez, 21, and Adriana Garcia, 31.
These suspects are gang members of the Tri-City Bombers.
Police were able to track down the suspects and get valuable information on their past, by using this website called Gang Scope. It gives police information on gang members characteristics, personal details and history.
Through this, police have also identified two more suspects, David "Prophet Enriquez, 32, and Robert Garcia, 29. There is a third suspect on the loose as well, but police have not yet identified his real name.
Chief Juan Gonzalez said gang violence is well known in the area where the murder occurred, and that residents in the area aren't helping police crack down on that gang presence.
"What has gotten out of control is that residents of many apartment complexes are allowing them to, they need to take a stand and protect themselves, and protect their community, and protect their property to make sure these individuals do not operate," said Gonzalez.
Pardo was a member of the Vallucos Gang, one of three gangs known to operate in the Condesa Apartment Complex.
Police are still trying to figure out the true motive for the confrontation that led to Pardo's death.
"We know that the gang affiliation played a part of it on the actual assault itself, but merely because the individual was freely coming and going, and he was there to purchase narcotics," said Gonzalez.
The four suspects already in custody will face the judge for their arraignment Wednesday morning.