Twin Brothers Wanted in City Heights Homicide

One year ago, Rafael Robles was shot to death in City Heights

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers
    Anibal (left) and Edward (right) Avila

    The San Diego Police Department is searching for twin brothers who investigators say were responsible for a City Heights shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

    Anibal Avila and Edward Avila, both 22, are accused in the death of Rafael Robles, 34, exactly one year ago.

    Police said the incident started when the Avila brothers pulled up in a dark-colored pick-up truck alongside the two victims in the west alley of 4000 39th Street on April 11, 2013.

    The brothers got into some sort of argument and fight with the victims, according to investigators. Eventually, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun from his clothing and shot Robles and the 32-year-old man multiple times.

    The twins then fled in their truck, police said, leaving Robles dead and the other man hospitalized.

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers announced Friday that both the Avilas are at large and could have escaped to Mexico.

    Anibal has black hair and brown eyes, weighs about 125 pounds and is 5-feet-4-inches tall. Edward has the same colored eyes and hair, but he weighs 145 pounds and stands 5-feet-5-inches tall.

    If you know anything about their location, call the SDPD homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 888-580-8477.