Two Suspects Under Arrest In Murder Of Teen Soccer Star

CANOGA PARK (CBS) — Authorities announced in a news conference Tuesday the arrest of two suspects involved in the murder of a 17-year-old El Camino Real High School soccer player.

Los Angeles police arrested Jason Schumann, 24, of Calabasas and San Fernando Valley resident Elizabeth Ibarra, 19, for murder in connection with the shooting death of Francisco Rodriguez Jr.

Rodriguez was shot and killed in front of his Winnetka home Jan. 11. following a scoreless soccer game against Taft High School.

A soccer teammate had just dropped the goalie off at his house when Ibarra allegedly came to the home and lured Rodriguez outside.

He was then shot three times before the suspects fled.

Officials said that a combination of tips from the community and Crime Stoppers led to the arrest. Police asked Tuesday for the anonymous tipster that gave them a key piece of evidence to call them back with any additional information.

Authorities have not released any information regarding the relationship between the suspects and Rodriguez.

“Quite frankly, we’re not there in terms of identifying what relationship, if any, there was and…to what extent that relationship had been,” Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas said at a news conference Tuesday.

KCAL9 reporter Dave Lopez suggested during a press conference that the evidence seemed to indicate that this was not a random attack.

“Correct, and that’s the reason why we don’t believe it was gang-related or related to any criminal activity,” Villegas said. “We believe that it was personal.”

The victim’s family was present at the news conference but asked that the media not ask them any questions.

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  • John Pelligrini

    Thank god, I pray they arrest and convict all involved.

  • Andrew Martin

    Good! I hope they rot in hell. No forgiveness here.

  • Jennifer Jimenez

    Thank God they arrested them!

  • pat

    Jason Schuman
    Just like the arsonist
    NOT latino
    theys taking away our crime

    • ybarra

      It’s very possible that jason schuman is latino even if he has a jewish last name!

      • Bonnie

        Two “Ns” as in Schumann as opposed toone in Schuman is usually the German spelling, not the Jewish.

    • O_O

      Uh…. Did you even look at his picture? He’s definitely low-life latino, dude.

      • jessica

        way to stereotype. RACE has nothing to do with this matter. don’t be an idiot

      • Nade

        What about all the white boy gang members? They look just as ridic… Don’t be so ignorant

      • groapair

        he’s a white sh!t bag that listens to black music and what’s to be latino just like all the trend f@gs

    • ivette

      I believe he might be hispanic/latino, just not with a hispanic/latino last name.

  • Uhoh

    Cut and dry case here. Dhe will get slapped on the hand for her testimony against him.

  • THOR

    Her hair does not look red or even like it was dyed. Was she wearing a wig?

    • ivette

      I don’t think this is a great picture to determine.


    The Anonymous Tipster is probably the getaway driver or a passenger in the getaway car..

    He/She probably felt guilty so they notify the Police..

    They’re gonna get charged as an accessory to a crime..



  • dave

    this 2 deserve the electric chair. they both better get dead sentence or at least live in prison, never to come out.

  • Ricky

    He’s from Calabasas? So he’s rich?


    There are apartments in Calabasas too. Just cuz he lives in Calabasas doesn’t mean he’s rich.

    Same as Beverly Hills, there are HOTELS, MOTELS, APARTMENTS, TRAILER PARKS, ETC..


  • No

    Freakin latinos

  • Tyrone

    BROWN STATE!!! SAT WHAT!!!!!!!!!

  • lala63

    These two little EVIL, sick losers are in for some trouble now. What LOW LIFE, ignorant COWARDS they are. They have made their bed ……

  • Mehilindo

    “We don’t believe it is gang-related….We believe it is personally motivated,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas.


    Of course it is.

    From the onset, just one photo of that kid and a look at his sister and I knew it was a double life gang banger thing behind it.

    And I WAS RIGHT.

    Here’s how it is now people – there are Mexican gang bangers that LOOK obviously like gang members and you have those that are but they hide it by almost leading a double life of good boy, soccer team, football team, skater, etc. etc.

    Its so much now part of the Mexican culture that most if not all kids have some kind of tie. School children even defend gangsters. I got word from some one in education that has to deal with them. Its like from childhood, its what they are culturally now exposed to that they think its okay.

    Oh but they know they best be keeping it on the down low.

    Tragic and stupid all around.

    • Mehilindo

      AND I bet his sister knows them…. I bet.

    • Cali

      just because people appear to look like gang bangers it does not necessary mean they are. And I don’t believe all gang members are Mexican, you have Salvadorians, Whites, Asians, Blacks, all kind of gang members, but of course because it’s California you assume all Mexicans a gang bangers. It’s like going to NY and saying all italians are involved with the mafia.

      • Mehilindo

        Oh man, thats laughable. No seriously. Just because they appear doesn’t mean… oh man. NO WONDER they are so rampant, because of enablers, facilitators, people who suffer fools gladly… deniers.

        Gangs, especially the kind that originated Mexican cultures in the USA are a “social cancer”.

        Let me school you briefly – El Savador – Civil War of the 70s – mass exodus of Salvadorians in the late 70’s, early 80’s – came to the USA. They had no MS gang – until Mexican gangs started victimizing, harassing, terrorizing the new immigrants. Resources were fought over, the local police turned the other way. Then in order to counter those Mexican gangs – you saw a rise in a gang to counter that. Throughout the years, they appropriated the Mexican gang look ^ and even their own people IN El Salvador where the “cancer” has reached have created “La Sombra Negra” to deal with them accordingly to avoid ruining their society’s.

        Same thing happened in other gangs. In the 80’s you had a rise all of a sudden of Filipino gangs that emulated the Mexican gang cholo thing. You had African Americans suddenly also appropriating the gang culture that Mexican gangs started, or where it originated.

        I did not say, all, but in that community, you have supposed humble people that look the other way, accept it, then cry when their are victimized by them, as in this case.

        What I’m saying is that its becoming more and more a part of the actual CULTURE and the lines between right and wrong are blurring, its fusing together in some strange way. I live in the barrios I know what I’m speaking of.

        If any person of Mexican descent is offended they need to talk to their people, and start changing because police or even an education wont change it. Its now cultural.

  • Michael J. McDermott


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  • FFL

    I have heard that they are illegal aliens too..

  • Pop

    ”When they left, I felt as if I had lost my arms. I was so sad that I lost my atpepite”.Al-Maghrabi then flew to Manila to look for two other Filipino workers to replace the ones who had left. Previously, he had tried workers of different nationalities but they did not impress him.”There is no comparison between Filipinos and others”, he says. Whenever I see Filipinos working in the Kingdom, I wonder what our life would be without them.Saudi Arabia has the largest number of Filipino workers ” 1,019,577 ” outside the Philippines. In 2006 alone, the Kingdom recruited more than 223,000 workers from the Philippines and their numbers are still increasing. Filipinos not only play an important and effective role in the Kingdom, they also perform different jobs in countries across the world, including working as sailors.They are known for their professionalism and the quality of their work.Nobody here can think of a life without Filipinos, who make up around 20 percent of the world’™s seafarers. There are 1.2 millionFilipino sailors.So if Filipinos decided one day to stop working or go on strike for any reason, who would transport oil, food and heavy equipment across the world? We can only imagine the disaster that would happen.What makes Filipinos unique is their ability to speak very good English and the technical training they receive in the early stages of their education. There are several specialized training institutes in the Philippines, including those specializing in engineering and road maintenance. This training background makes them highly competent in these vital areas.When speaking about the Philippines, we should not forget Filipino nurses. They are some 23 percent of the world’s total number of nurses. The Philippines is home to over 190 accredited nursing colleges and institutes, from which some 9,000 nurses graduateeach year. Many of them work abroad in countries such as the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Singapore.Cathy Ann, a 35-year-old Filipino nurse who has been working in the Kingdom for the last five years and before that in Singapore, said she does not feel homesick abroad because I am surrounded by my compatriots everywhere.Ann thinks that early training allows Filipinos to excel in nursing and other vocations. She started learning this profession at the age of four as her aunt, anurse, used to take her to hospital and ask her to watch the work. She used to kiss me whenever I learned a new thing. At the age of 11, I could do a lot. I began doing things like measuring my grandfather’s blood pressure and giving my mother her insulin injections,” she said.This type of early education system is lacking in the Kingdom. Many of our children reach the university stage without learning anything except boredom.The Philippines, which you can barely see on the map, is a very effective country thanks to its people. It has the ability to influence the entire world economy.We should pay respect to Filipino workers, not only by employing them but also by learning from their valuable experiences.We should learn and educate our children on how to operate and maintain ships and oil tankers, as well as planning and nursing and how to achieve perfection in our work. This is a must so that we do not become like Muhammad Al-Maghrabi who lost his interest and atpepite when Filipino workers left his flower shop.We have to remember that we are very much dependent on the Filipinos around us. We could die a slow death if they chose to leave us”.Hey! isn’t it enough for us to be a proud filipino? If you are a real filipino,you can feel it!And to the non-filipinos,think about it.

  • brownpride

    Whites and Blacks are just mad because they dont feel safe in their country anymorE.jajajaja BROWN POWER

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