Bonita resident and student Uriel Alejandro SANCHEZ, 20 years of age, has been taken into custody for the murder of 21-year old Joseph Barrs of Chula Vista.
On Sunday, 10/11/2010, Sanchez came to the Chula Vista Police Department voluntarily. After questioning by detectives he was taken into custody, arrested and charged with one count of 187(a)PC, murder.
He is scheduled for court on 10/14/10. He is being held without bail.
The killing happened in the early morning hours of 10/10/2010. It began as a verbal dispute between persons attending a house party in the 400 Block of Krista Court, Chula Vista. A fight erupted in the street outside the house with several witnesses observing the altercation.
The police were called to the scene and found the 21-year-old victim on the ground and unresponsive; he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Several persons of interest fled the area. Sanchez came in voluntarily, the others have not yet been questioned.
The Chula Vista Police Department would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed events related to this case.
Call (619) 691-5151 and ask for the Crimes of Violence Unit.
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