San Benito Police identify victim, suspect in fatal shooting

SAN BENITO – San Benito police have identified the victim of an early Sunday morning fatal shooting as Adelaido Mendoza, 60.

The suspect, Jesus Alfredo Robles, 20, remains in custody with bond set at $500,000, according to police.

Mendoza was found by a police officer who was waived down by a concerned resident Sunday at 1:28 a.m. at the 100 block of Virginia Street in regards to a possible shooting, according to police.

The officer found Mendoza in a truck parked near the area, slouched over and with a gunshot wound to his head, police stated.

Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, witnesses identified Robles leaving the area by foot, walking eastbound on Combes St.

After a search, Robles was found hiding underneath and an abandoned house on the 300 block of Julian Street. A firearm believed to be used in the shooting was also found and secured as evidence, police stated.

According to police, no motive has yet been determined.