Man Charged In Killing Of Soccer Player Accused In Unrelated Armed Robbery

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Jason Schumann (source: Los Angeles Police Department)

Jason Schumann (source: Los Angeles Police Department)

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VAN NUYS (CBS) — A Calabasas man, charged with murder for allegedly shooting an El Camino Real High School student last month, was set to appear in court Wednesday in connection with an unrelated armed robbery.

Jason Schumann, 24, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Ibarra, 19, were scheduled to be arraigned in Van Nuys Superior Court on one count each of second-degree robbery for allegedly taking a man’s cell phone behind a San Fernando Valley market on Dec. 29, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The criminal complaint alleges that Schumann used a handgun during the robbery.

Schumann is also awaiting arraignment on a murder charge stemming from the Jan. 11 shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez.

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

Schumann was charged with murder, and Ibarra is being held on a probation violation. The suspects, who both have criminal records, remain jailed pending further court proceedings.

Ibarra, who has a child with Schumann, is still being called a person of interest in the case.

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

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