San Jose Police Identify Suspect in Double Killing

Pedro Castellon Medina is believed to have fled to Southern California or Mexico.

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    Shots were heard at around 4:20 a.m., according to a police spokesman. The 300 block of North Seventh Street. Both victims were adults. (Published Monday, Jul 23, 2012)

    The San Jose Police Department has identified a suspect wanted in the slaying of a San Jose couple early Monday morning.

    San Jose resident Pedro Castellon Medina, 31, is believed to have headed for Southern California or Mexico. Possible destinations include Los Angeles, San Fernando or San Diego. Medina could possibly be traveling under aliases, police said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

    Medina is suspected to have shot San Jose residents Marybel Jimenez, 27, and Pedro Jimenez, 28, at about 4:21 a.m. in front of the couple’s three young kids in the 300 block of N. 7th Street.

    Family told NBC Bay Area on Monday the couple was on again, off again since high school and had recently got back together. They also said they believed the suspect, Medina, was a jealous ex-boyfriend.

    The shooting was the 21st and 22nd homicides in San Jose this year.