Escondido police have made an arrest in a four-month old homicide.
On March 16 of this year at about 12:30 a.m. Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Boulevard and 9th Ave. When officers arrived, they found that 27-year-old Escondido resident Fabian Arellano was the victim of a shooting. Arellano was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died.
During the course of the investigation, Escondido Police detectives determined that the homicide suspect is Javier Seda. Seda is 18 years old and a resident of Escondido. Detectives discovered that Seda, who is a U.S. citizen, had fled to Mexico after the homicide. Escondido Police detectives worked with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States and Mexico to share intelligence that led to the apprehension of Seda. He was subsequently returned to the United States.
Escondido Police detectives have charged Seda with the murder of Fabian Arellano. The crime is believed to be gang related.
Seda is currently being held at the Vista Detention Facility.