April 14, 2024
Exterior of El Cajon Police Division headquarters. Courtesy of the division

Two San Diego males have been behind bars Tuesday for allegedly collaborating in a suspected gang-related taking pictures that fatally wounded two youngsters final month at an El Cajon home occasion.

Dan Thong Nalab, 24, and Bruce Dinh Luu, 21, have been taken into custody Saturday and Monday, respectively, in reference to the deaths of the 18-year- previous man and 16-year-old boy, in accordance with the El Cajon Police Division.

The victims’ names have been withheld on the request of their households, ECPD Lt. Will Guerin stated.

Patrol officers discovered the mortally wounded teenagers at about 11:55 p.m. Oct. 28 whereas responding to reviews of a loud social gathering that erupted into gunfire at a residence within the 700 block of Mahogany Drive, simply west of the intersection of Granite Hills Drive and East Washington Avenue, Guerin stated.

Paramedics took the teenagers to hospitals, the place they have been pronounced lifeless.

Murder detectives ultimately decided that at the least two folks had taken half within the taking pictures and had fled in a car previous to the arrival of police, the lieutenant stated. Investigators have been in a position to determine the automobile with the assistance of an automatic license-plate reader, Guerin stated.

The lieutenant didn’t disclose what led police to the suspects. It additionally was not instantly clear whether or not each have been suspected of firing on the victims, although solely Nalab was booked on suspicion of firearms violations, together with being a felon in possession of a loaded gun.

Nalab was arrested by Chula Vista police on a firearms cost unrelated to the double murder, and Luu was taken into custody in San Diego by El Cajon police, aided by the East County Regional Gang Process Drive and U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Process Drive.

The suspects have been being held at San Diego Central Jail with out bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday.

–Metropolis Information Service