MESA, AZ — Police say a suspect is in custody in the murder of a popular Mesa business enterprise owner.
Mesa police announced the arrest Sunday soon after 58-calendar year-previous Jesus Fabian De La Rosa was identified dead in his company, Lamb’s Shoe Maintenance on Tuesday.
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Police say that De La Rosa experienced documented a firearm stolen on December 1st. He experienced informed police at the time that he allowed a homeless gentleman to use the restroom at his small business from time to time, and thought he may possibly have stolen the gun.
De La Rosa’s family informed law enforcement that he was sporting a gun in a holster to perform that working day, but officers found no gun within the holster at the criminal offense scene. They did find cartridges at the scene that matched both of those the calibers of the stolen gun and the gun De La Rosa experienced been wearing that day.
Spouse and children experienced also told Mesa law enforcement that he constantly had his cell cell phone on him, but officers did not discover his mobile cellular phone on him right after his murder.
Witnesses experienced told law enforcement a gentleman donning “distinctive clothes” experienced been in the place. They seen gentle rail surveillance online video and identified the person receiving on and off the light-weight rail around Region Club Drive and Most important Avenue right before and after the murder.
Law enforcement say the person was wearing a helmet and had a cane when he received off the light-weight rail. He did not have the cane when he got back on the gentle rail, but the cane was identified in the retail store.
Officers employed info from Fabian’s cell cellular phone and traced the phone from Mesa to Phoenix, and positioned the man in Phoenix with De La Rosa’s stolen handgun.
The man is now dealing with 5 fees, which include very first degree murder, armed theft, and theft of a firearm.