3 people ID'd in connection to toddler's shooting death

6:15 PM, Jul 8, 2012   |    comments
  • Gabriel Quintero
  • Marcus Weber
  • Eric Minjares
  • 99 Ford Expedition
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Sheriff's investigators say they have identified three people in connection to the shooting death of a 3 year old in south Sacramento earlier this week.

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives say 20-year-old Gabriel Quintero, 17-year-old Eric Minjares, and 16-year-old Marcus Weber are three people wanted for their connection to the shooting that occurred July 4.

Shortly before 11 p.m., 3-year-old Jorge Azios III was riding in a vehicle driven by his father at the intersection of Loucreta Drive and Palmer House Drive. Multiple gunshots were fired at them from someone in another vehicle, and the boy was struck several times. He was immediately driven to a hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

Gabriel Quintero is Hispanic, 6 feet tall and approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Eric Minjares is Hispanic, in his teens, 5 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Marcus Weber is black, in his teens, 5 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

All three suspects are known to frequent many areas around Sacramento County.

On the night of this incident, the suspects are believed to have been driving a 1999 white Ford Expedition.

Anyone who had contact with any of these individuals on the evening of July 4, or who believes they may have seen them in this vehicle that evening, is asked to call investigators and provide them with information. In addition, anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of these suspects is asked to call the Major Crimes Bureau's tip line at (916) 874-3152 or the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Calls may be made 24 hours a day.










The Sacramento Sheriff's Department

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