2 Men Sought in Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

Victim Jesus Pena, 43, was gunned down in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. on Sweetwater Road on Mar. 23

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Apr 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM PDT
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Man Fatally Shot Outside Fast Food Restaurant

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Henry Castro (left) and Manuel Castro (right) are wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of National City resident Jesus Pena, who was killed on Mar. 23.

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened outside a fast food restaurant in National City last month.

On Mar. 23, National City resident Jesus Degalilea Pena, 43, was shot with a high-powered rifle and killed in the parking lot of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the 1500 block of Sweetwater Road.

Police say Pena was gunned down at close range, shot approximately 10 times from a distance of about 10 to 15 feet.

The suspects fled the scene following the fatal shooting, driving away from the parking lot in a distinctive orange and white 1970s Ford pickup truck.

Pena was transported to UCSD Medical Center but did not survive his critical wounds.

Last week, police released a photo captured on surveillance tape of the orange suspect truck.

National City Police Department detectives located and recovered the vehicle on Tuesday, officials confirmed. No further information was released about the vehicle, as the investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, investigators released photos of two suspects being sought for their alleged involvement in this murder case.

Police say suspects Henry Paul Castro, 49, and Manuel Joseph Castro, 48, were acquainted with the shooting victim.

Both Henry and Manuel are described as Hispanic males. Henry is 5-foot-9 and weighs approximately 190 pounds, while Manuel is 5-foot-9 and weighs 180 pounds.

No details were released regarding the motive for the shooting.

Officials are asking anyone with information about the two suspects to call the National City PD at (619) 336-4411, Ext. 0, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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