The prime suspect wanted for questioning in connection with multiple murders in the Antelope Valley was shot and killed by the U.S. Marshals Service near the California/Nevada border.
Deputy marshals conducting a fugitive apprehension operation about noon Nov. 8 in Charleston View in Inyo County, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, located the suspect, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, who pointed a gun at pursuing deputies and an deputy-involved shooting occurred, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene and a weapon was recovered.
Guzman was named a person of interest regarding the discovery of human remains found at a property in the 30900 block of 106th Street in the unincorporated area of Littlerock on Oct. 11, as well as the murders of Gerard “Jerry” De Luna and Mariano Campos on Feb. 20 in the 11000 block of Hample Avenue, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Guzman was also wanted in Riverside County in connection with the home invasion robbery and murder of Silvano Esteves, 43, of Menifee, according to Sgt. Walter Mendez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators found a large amount of marijuana on Esteves’ property located in the 27700 block of Monroe Avenue and believe Guzman and Rodolfo Garcia targeted Esteves as a result, Mendez said. Garcia was arrested Oct. 28.