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Escondido Police Department
Thursday July 28th, 2016 :: 01:18 p.m. PDT


Escondido Police Make Arrest in Homicide

CONTACT: Lt. Ed Varso
PHONE: 760-839-4444
DATE: 07-28-16

Escondido Police Make Arrest in Homicide

On 03-16-16 at approximately 12:30am, Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Blvd. and 9th Ave. When officers arrived, they found that 27 year old Escondido resident Fabian Arellano was the victim of a shooting. Arellano was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died.

During the course of the investigation, Escondido Police detectives determined that the homicide suspect is Javier Seda. Seda is 18 years old and a resident of Escondido. Detectives discovered that Seda, who is a U.S. citizen, had fled to Mexico after the homicide. Escondido Police detectives worked with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States and Mexico to share intelligence that led to the apprehension of Seda. He was subsequently returned to the United States.

Escondido Police detectives have charged Seda with the murder of Fabian Arellano. The crime is believed to be gang related.

Seda is currently being held at the Vista Detention Facility.

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Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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