3 men arrested in connection to 2020 triple homicide in Visalia

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have announced the arrests of three men in connection with a triple homicide that occurred in May 2020 in Visalia.

Investigators from several agencies, including the Visalia Police Department, Tulare County Sheriff's Office, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, the Attorney General's Office and the FBI arrested 20-year-old Mark Aceves, 19-year-old Cesar Lopez, and 20-year-old Abraham Molina Thursday morning.

All three suspects are known gang members in the Cities of Visalia and Ivanhoe.

On May 5, 2020, officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of Golden West High School in Visalia.

They found two men dead in a vehicle and another nearby in the parking lot.

The victims were later identified as 19-year-old Jose Hernandez-Pena, 19-year-old Blake Medeiros, and 18-year-old Isaiah Rule.

In September of 2020, the Visalia Police Department partnered with Central Valley Crime Stoppers along with friends and family of the victims to offer a $9,000 award for any information leading to an arrest.
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