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Three charged with murder

Gretchen Hoffman

Three suspects are in custody in connection with a May 23 drive-by

shooting that left one man dead and a Glendale boy wounded, but

Glendale Police are still looking for weapons and ammunition used in


the gang-related attack.

Police served search warrants late Wednesday on the homes of two

of the three suspects, who were arrested July 12 when police served

another set of search warrants.


Three people have been charged: Minor Mejia, 18, of Los Angeles;

Albert Robles, 20, of Los Angeles; and a third boy who police are not

identifying because he is a minor.

Rudy Arevalo, 24, was shot in the chest several times as he rode a

bicycle next to a 17-year-old Glendale boy about 8:40 p.m. May 23 on

Central Avenue near West Windsor Road.

A man got out of the car and fired several shots at the boy as he

chased him about 200 feet north on Central Avenue, where the boy ran,


wounded, into Central Market and Liquor at 730 S. Central Ave.

Arevalo died later at Glendale Memorial Hospital.

Police say it was a gang-related attack.

Mejia and Robles, who face murder charges, are being held in Men’s

Central Jail on $3 million bail. Police declined to say what charges

the third suspect faces or when he is set to appear in court. Police

said no additional arrests are expected.

Arraignment for Mejia and Robles, which was scheduled for Tuesday,


was postponed to Aug. 7, according to the Pasadena district

attorney’s office.

Police served search warrants late Wednesday on a home in the 4000

block of West Chevy Chase Drive in Los Angeles and an apartment in

the 4000 block of Sequoia Street in Glendale.

“We still have outstanding weapons, we still have outstanding

ammo,” Lt. Jon Perkins said.