Dad turns in sons in shooting
CRIME: Officials say two more suspects are sought in the killing outside a convenience store.
10:00 PM PDT on Monday, October 23, 2006
Two teens accused of killing a 26-year-old man as he left a Rialto convenience store Wednesday were turned in by their father Monday to San Bernardino Juvenile Court, a Rialto Police Department spokesman said.
The youths, identified as Marcos Torres, 15, and Rogelio Torres, 17, were brought to Juvenile Court at about 11:30 a.m. by their father, who was not identified, said Rialto Sgt. Reinhard Burkholder in a news release.
The teens will be charged as adults, the news release said.
Raymond Garnica, of Rialto, had entered Carter's Liquor after 8 a.m. Wednesday to buy beer and a pack of gum. A store surveillance camera shows two people trailing behind him.
Garnica left the store at Spruce Street and Lorraine Way with his beer but forgot the pack of gum. He returned to the store to get the gum and gave the older suspect a dime to help him make his purchase, then left.
The suspects followed him out of the store, and according to witness reports, argued with him before one of the suspects fired at him from the middle of the street.
Police arrived to find Garnica lying on the sidewalk. He was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Police also are looking for two more suspects.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Kurt Kitterle at 909-820-2590 or 820-2550.
Reach Julie Farren at 909-806-3066 or jfarren@PE.com