2 Suspects in Separate Killings Arrested

Two men wanted in separate San Diego killings were arrested this week in other cities, police announced Thursday.

Pedro (Freddy) Garcia, a suspect in the July killing of Hector Ledezma, was arrested Wednesday by homicide detectives in Chicago, according to police spokesman Bill Robinson. Garcia, 32, reportedly fled to Mexico after the shooting of Ledezma, 22, who Garcia suspected was having an affair with his wife, Robinson said.

Ledezma was found lying in a parking lot in the 1200 block of West Spruce Street July 7. He had been shot several times and later died at a hospital.

San Diego police Monday received a tip that Garcia had returned to the United States and was living in Chicago. They notified Chicago detectives, and Garcia was arrested without incident. Robinson said Garcia will be extradited to San Diego to stand trial.


Earlier this week, Los Angeles police investigating a shooting at an apartment complex detained Perry Mason Hennon, 18, who they later discovered is wanted in connection with the Aug. 22 slaying of Samuel Daniels, 25, in Southeast San Diego, Robinson said.

Daniels was shot twice in the stomach. Witnesses said Daniels had been arguing with another man shortly before the shooting in the 5700 block of Bates Street.

Hennon, who police said is a gang member, will be brought to San Diego, Robinson said.