Calexico police arrest 5 after July 4 murder
CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY, 13 On Your Side) - The Calexico Police Department said officers arrested five suspects wanted for a homicide that happened on July 4.
The sixth suspect, 31-year-old Michael Derrick Jimenez, turned himself in at the Imperial County Jail on Thursday, September 9.
CPD said officers conducted five simultaneous high-risk entry search warrants with the assistance of local and federal law enforcement agencies Thursday at 7 a.m.
Officers said the suspects arrested are accused of intimidating and assaulting witnesses to the homicide case.
During the investigation, police said the suspects might also be linked to human trafficking, drug smuggling, guns, and other serious crimes.
All six suspects have been arrested and they're now behind bars awaiting trial. Their homes were searched for evidence.
CPD said it started this case due to a murder that happened in Calexico during the early hours of July 4.
Other agencies that assisted with this investigation are the Brawley Police Department, El Centro Police Department, Imperial County Narcotics Task Force, Imperial County District Attorney's Office, El Centro, and Yuma U.S. Border Patrol Intelligence/BorTac/, Homeland Security Investigations Imperial County and San Diego S.E.R.T. Teams, U.S. Federal Probation, Imperial County Law Enforcement Coordination Center Intelligence Analysts