Man is charged in fatal carjacking and robbery incidents in Los Angeles.
A man is accused in the fatal carjacking of a jogger in Los Angeles in February and the robbery of a store clerk in Chinatown earlier this month, police said on Friday, May 9.
The suspect, identified as Christopher J. Castillo, 18, of Los Angeles, was charged May 8 with murder and attempted murder and robbery. He is also charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle and evading arrest, both felonies.
The shooting at a drive-through restaurant on Feb. 10 in Hollywood resulted in the death of the suspect’s female acquaintance. The woman and her sister and brother were all held outside while the suspect’s male companion with the same name robbed the restaurant, police said. The suspect shot and killed the woman’s sister and brother. The sister died.
The suspect also shot and wounded the other man, who was taken to the hospital.
The shooting happened at a restaurant in the area of the Hollywood and Highland blvd., where a robbery had occurred hours earlier. Police said the women were shot on February 10 after one of the gunman’s companions ordered them into the restroom.
The other suspect approached the women before fatally shooting them, police said.
The man who drove the woman to work and shot her after the robbery remains on the loose, authorities said.
Castillo was charged with the murder of the woman’s friend in February.
Castillo is also charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle in Chinatown the morning of March 2, and robbing a store clerk at gunpoint at Highland and Washington boulevards in Los Angeles the morning of March 5.
The suspect is being held at Los Angeles County jail.
If convicted, he faces prison for the murder charge.