Arrest in Jordan Hickey Murder

Jordan Hickey, 21, was killed April 29, 2011 along Grove Street in National City

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    NBC San Diego

    Investigators announced the arrest of two suspects in the killing of a developmentally disabled man in National City almost one year ago.

    Jordan Hickey, 21, was killed April 29, 2011 at about 12:30 a.m. while he rode his bicycle along Grove Street.

    Just four weeks ago, Hickey's mother and brother appeared on NBC 7 alongside Detective Leslee Hall from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department asking for the public's help to solve the case.

    Mom Pleads for Help to Find Son's Killer

    [DGO] Mom Pleads for Help to Find Son's Killer
    Jeannine Hickey said it just doesn't make any sense. She doesn't understand why anyone would shoot and kill her son Jordan. The developmentally disabled man was shot last week while riding his bike in National City.

    On Thursday, Jeannine Hickey was there when detectives announced they had identified and arrested two men accused in the crime.

    Juan Ignacio Gomez, 21, and Humberto Emanuel Galvez, 19, were arrested in Chula Vista Wednesday night following a number of strong leads several weeks ago.

    Jordan Hickey Murder Follow Up

    [DGO] Jordan Hickey Murder Follow Up
    Jordan Hickey, a 21-year-old developmentally disabled adult, was just blocks away from his home when he was fatally shot while riding his bicycle. Family members Justin and Jeannine Hickey join detective Leslee Hall as they discuss the case with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi.

    Authorities could not release any further details about their backgrounds or what ultimately tipped them off to finding these guys.

    "I'm so thankful, there's been a lot of prayer going out for this," said Jeannine Hickey during a news conference with other family and friends.

    Jordan's girlfriend also spoke at the new conference.

    "Our relationship was something that you don't see anymore that people wish they had but they don't, he was just a wonderful person,” said Valerie Padilla.

    Jeannine Hickey said the arrests will help her begin to seek closure "just to know in my heart this won't be someone else's child."
     

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