AG: Two brothers sentenced for 2016 Glendale murder

Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 14:36:56-05

GLENDALE, AZ — The Arizona Attorney General's Office says two brothers have been sentenced for their role in a murder that happened in Glendale in January of 2016.

Enrique Luna, 24, and his brother 22-year-old Israel Carrasco were sentenced on November 22. Luna was given 23 years in prison, which will be tacked onto an armed robbery and aggravated assault conviction, for which he is already in prison.

Carrasco was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

In January 2016, Christopher Gonzales-Cummings, 21, was shot in the bedroom of his Glendale home. Two other adults and a baby were held at gunpoint in the living room after three men with guns invaded the house.

This case was unsolved for nearly a year until a suspect in an unrelated crime came forward and provided a "significant amount of evidence, including the murder weapon."

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the identity of the third suspect is still unknown. "Anyone with information related to the identity of the third suspect in this murder should contact Glendale police or Silent Witness immediately," Brnovich said.