Santa Cruz Police announced a third arrest in the murder of 16-year-old Tyler Tenorio. Officers said they arrested Walter Escalante on Tuesday night.
In a news release, Santa Cruz police call him a known gang member with a history of violent crime arrests. He was picked up by police in Watsonville on an unrelated probation violation. Investigators said they linked him to October's murder using forensic evidence. Santa Cruz police credit the state crime lab for helping them arrest two suspects in Tenorio's murder this week.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are also working with police and said Escalante is in the country illegally. ICE agents are leading the search for a fourth suspect, Paulo Luna. They think he is hiding in Mexico.