The man wanted in the murder of a young San Jose couple who were gunned down while their children slept has fled to Southern California and may be on the run to the Mexican border, authorities announced Friday.
San Jose police say Pedro Castellon Medina may be driving a 2006 black Nissan Maxima with the license plate number 6TIW691.
Medina was believed to be in Southern California in either Los Angeles, San Fernando or San Diego. Authorities said Medina knows he is wanted in the slaying and may be armed and dangersous. Anyone who spots the suspect's vehicle was asked to call 911 to report it.
The 31-year-old San Jose man is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of Pedro and Marybel Jimenez in their home in the 300 block of North Seventh Street at about 4:20 a.m. on Monday, police said.
Pedro Jimenez, 28, and Marybel, 27, were pronounced dead after they were discovered by a neighbor inside their home.
Neighbor Renee Zarate helped the couple's three children out of the house after hearing shots from across the street.
Zarate heard screaming coming from the house before the shots, and then saw a man in a black hooded sweatshirt flee. After that, she recovered the three children, ages 3, 5 and 8, and guided them out of the house, afraid the gunman may return, police said.
Police suspect that the murder may have been a domestic violence incident. According to Zarate, Marybel and Pedro Jimenez had just reunited after a separation, and she speculated that the shooter might have been Marybel's ex-boyfriend.
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