Suspect Charged In Killing Of High School Soccer Player
VAN NUYS (CBS) — A 24-year-old Calabasas was formerly charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly shooting 17-year-old El Camino Real High School student and soccer goalie Francisco Rodriguez outside his family’s home.
Jason Schumann was arraigned in Van Nuys Superior Court.
Schumann’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Ibarra, who was also arrested in connection with the killing, has not been charged, but remains jailed on an alleged probation violation.
Ibarra, who has a child with Schumann, will be back in court on February 1. She is still being called a person of interest in the case.
Rodriguez was shot and killed in front of his Winnetka home January 11, following a scoreless soccer game against Taft High School.
Investigators believe that Ibarra may be the red-headed woman, who allegedly lured Rodriguez outside from the front door of his house.
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.
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