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Reputed gang member held in 2009 killing of Oxnard man

April 02, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez
  • Jorge Cervantes was arrested in connection with a 2009 slaying.
Jorge Cervantes was arrested in connection with a 2009 slaying. (Oxnard Police Department )

A reputed gang member was arrested in the 2009 slaying of an Oxnard man, police said Tuesday evening.

Jorge Cervantes, 19, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for his role in the gang-related killing of Alfredo Vargas, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

Cervantes is an Oxnard resident. He was arrested by officers who saw him riding as a passenger in a truck. He was being held Tuesday evening at the Ventura County Jail.

Two additional suspects were arrested earlier in the week for allegedly taking part in the killing, police said in a statement. 

Police said that three other killings may be connected to the Lemonwood Chiques street gang, which is suspected of being involved in Vargas' slaying.

Those slayings were committed in 2006, 2009 and last year, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mike Young at (805) 385-7606. 

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