Police have charged two men in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old victim who was stabbed to death on a street in Oceanside street more than two months ago.
The Oceanside Police Department said suspects David Tua, 25, and Roland Seau, 23 were charged Friday with the murder of Louiegie Bermas.
Jail booking records indicate that, prior to this charge, the men were both already behind bars on an attempted murder charge.
On Aug. 14, police responded to a stabbing in the 600-block of Charles Drive. When officers arrived, they found victim Randy Lozano suffering from multiple stab wounds.
A short time later, Bermas’ body was found in the 600-block of Arthur Avenue. Bermas had sustained bodily trauma and died in the street, detectives said, while Lozano survived.
The investigation led police to arrest Tua and Seau for the attempted murder of Lozano. Based on leads and evidence, detectives later determined that the attempted murder of Lozano and murder of Bermas were connected and gang-related.
Police said Tua and Seau are allegedly involved in a gang, but said there is no evidence at this point to indicate that their victims had any affiliation with gangs.
The suspects were both booked into jail back in August on the attempted murder charge. Now, they each face additional counts, including first-degree murder and felony participation in a street gang.
Both suspects will appear in court Tuesday in connection with their newest charges. They’re also scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 5 to face the attempted murder count.
Due to the ongoing investigation, police said no further information will be released on this case, including specific information about the suspected gangs.