ARRESTS MADE IN 2005 COLD CASE OF DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, FOUND FATALLY SHOT ON I-8 IN ALPINE

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One suspect also charged with two deadly shootings in South Bay area 

September 24, 2013 (Alpine) –The San Diego Sheriff’s office today announced the arrests of three men suspected of killing 20-year-old Daniel Rodriguez.   On October 13, 2005, Rodriguez was found under a bridge at Interstate 8 and Tavern Road in Alpine. He had been shot in the head and died three days later. 

On September 19, 2013 a coalition of law enforcement agencies including the Sheriff's Homicide Detail – Cold Case Unit, the East County Gang Task Force, the Chula Vista Police Department, the National City Police Department, and the FBI arrested three suspects for the murder of  Rodriguez. Jose Valdez, 30, John Reyna, 30, and Rashad Lansing , 32, were each booked for murder and conspiracy.

This case has been turned over to the District Attorney's Office.

 Jose Valdez is also accused of shooting and killing Joseph Medina in Chula Vista on December 11, 2002 in the 1500 block of Industrial Avenue.

In addition, Valdez is charged in  the shooting and killing of Francisco Chaires in National City on July 6, 2003, on West 8th Street. An officer patrolling the area heard gunshots and subsequently found Francisco Chaires in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The vehicle had collided into a gas pump in the parking lot of a local gas station. Francisco Chaires remained in the hospital for several days and later died as a result of a gunshot wound to his head.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.