Charges Filed Against Pair Suspected In Fatal Indio Shooting

City News Service

INDIO (CNS) – Felony charges were filed today against two men arrested
in connection with the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Indio a month

Christian Brooks Andrade of La Quinta, 20, and Adrian Vega of
Coachella, 22, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of fatally shooting 24-year-
old Alejandro Lupercio of Indio, the Indio Police Department said.

Andrade and Vega were charged on Tuesday with one felony count each of
murder and sentence-enhancing allegations of using a firearm. They were
scheduled to appear at the Larson Justice Center in Indio later Tuesday for

Andrade was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center, where he is
being held on $1 million bail.

In addition to murder, Vega is also charged with committing the crime
while being a felon. He remains jailed at the Robert Presley Detention Center
on $1 million bail.

Police found Lupercio dead with multiple gunshot wounds at around 3
a.m. on Dec. 13 in the 45900 block of Duquesne Street.

The death was reported by people who lived with Lupercio, according to
police spokesman Ben Guitron.

There was no word on a possible motive for the shooting.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-01-18-2022 12:28

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