An argument over child rearing leads one man to shoot and kill another man in Mesa.
Police report that on April 10 they were called to a home near Country Club Drive and Brown Road for a report of shots being fired. There, police found a man lying on the ground and bleeding from the neck.
A neighbor told police they heard three gunshots, then heard the suspect, 48-year-old Jose Eladio Castro-Valenzuela, say, “That’s what Oscar gets."
The victim, Oscar Carmona-Pacheco was reportedly on the phone with his brother during the altercation. His brother reported to police that he heard Valenzuela say, "I don't give a .... who you bring down, I'm going to kill you either way."
Witnesses say Valenzuela is a neighbor and lives in the area. His girlfriend and the victim have a child together, and police say the argument was about the raising of the victim’s child.
Upon his arrest, Valenzuela allegedly told police that he shot the victim three times with a gun he purchased on the street a few days prior.
Valenzuela who has been in the country illegally for 20 years, is being held on a $500,000 bond on a charge of second-degree murder.