San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit continue to look for leads to help locate homicide suspects Anibal Avila and Edward Avila.
On April 11, 2013, at approximately 2:46 p.m., patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the west alley of 4000 39th Street in the Corridor neighborhood. When officers arrived they found two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds and lying on the ground in the alley. Both males were transported to a local hospital by medics. One of the victims, later identified as 34 year old Rafael Robles, died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The suspects have been identified as twin brothers Anibal Avila (DOB: 05/22/1991) and Edward Avila (DOB: 05/22/91). Both suspects remain at large and could have possibly fled to Mexico.
Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the location of these suspects to call the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com
Media inquiries should be directed to: Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Jorge Duran at 619-531-2425. Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer James Johnson at 619-531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at 619-531-1547.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.