On March 24, 2012, at 8:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the south alley of 3500 Island Avenue. Officers arrived and found 14-year-old Richard Carrillo suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived to treat the young man, but he died at the scene.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the victim was sitting on the tailgate of a parked pick-up truck, talking with friends, when a dark colored SUV drove toward them and stopped. Two Hispanic males got out of the SUV and began shooting toward Carrillo and his friends. Carrillo tried to flee on foot, but was struck by the gunfire. The two suspects, described in their 20’s, got back into the SUV and drove west-bound from the scene.
The San Diego Police Department and Crime Stoppers are seeking information about this case. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit (619) 531-2293. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. In addition to the $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers, the Millennial Tech Parent Teacher Student Organization is offering a $2,000 reward.