Police make arrests in 2 Oceanside murders

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Two additional suspects were behind bars Tuesday in connection with unrelated shootings that left two young men dead in Oceanside over a five-day period.

On Sunday, a 17-year-old boy turned himself in at juvenile hall after being named in an arrest warrant as a suspect in the June 1 slaying of 21-year- old Ines Villa at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, according to police. The suspect’s name was withheld because he is a minor.

The teen was the third suspect jailed in the fatal shooting at the foot of Oceanside Pier. Two Oceanside residents, Jose Rodriguez, 18, and 21-year-old Bianca Ailin Madrigal, were taken into custody within two days of Villa’s death.

It remains unclear exactly what roles Rodriguez and Madrigal allegedly played in the killing, though the latter was booked on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime.

In a separate case, Anthony Williams, 21, was arrested last Friday in San Diego and booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 20-year-old Bernaldo Ramires, who was found mortally wounded by gunfire June 5 in the 4700 block of Calle Estrella, a few blocks south of Libby Lake Park.

 

Williams initially gave a false name to officers when they took him into custody for unrelated reasons, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.

The motives for the slayings remain unclear, Bussey said.