Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a man in a Pacific Beach home two months ago, bringing the tally to four suspects in this case, police said.
The San Diego Police Department Thursday identified Carlos Yslas, 24, and Pedro Ramirez, 27, as suspects in the killing of Marcanthony Mendivil, 44.
Police said both Yslas and Ramirez were already in jail for unrelated charges but have now each been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Mendivil. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in court Friday.
The shooting of Mendivil happened just after 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2018, inside a home in the 2300-block of Wilbur Avenue. When police arrived at the house, they began giving the victim CPR; he was taken to a local hospital where he died around 2:30 a.m. that same morning.
The suspects in the shooting were, initially, nowhere to be found. Investigators believed at least three men had fled the home in a stolen Lexus SUV.
On the afternoon of Dec. 29, 2018, police arrested Freddy Sosa, 37, and Paul Weinberger, 50, as suspects in the homicide. Investigators said Weinberger lived with the victim; the SUV that was stolen after the shooting belonged to Weinberger.
Police have not yet released details on a possible motive for the shooting. The stolen SUV belonged to Weinberger.
Sosa and Weinberger were arraigned on Jan. 3; they each pleaded not guilty.
Inmate booking records indicate Sosa remains in custody on $2 million bail. He has been charged with first-degree murder and assault with a firearm. Sosa is set to appear in court on March 19.
Meanwhile, Weinberger is being represented by prominent local attorney Paul Pfingst, who also served eight years as San Diego County District Attorney. NBC 7 is in the process of reaching out to Pfingst for updates on his client as it relates to this case. Records from the San Diego County District Attorney's Office show Weinberger is due in court on March 19.
The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information on the case can reach out to the SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.