Fatal Lodi Double Homicide 36-year-old Silverio Cazares Gayosso and 49-year-old Fernando Rodriguez – Obituary
Lodi, California – Tragedy struck Lodi earlier this week as two lives were brutally taken in a double homicide. Authorities have swiftly taken action, making an arrest in connection with the incident.
In a press briefing held by the Lodi Police Department and the U.S. Marshals, the suspect was identified as 41-year-old Oscar Hernandez, who was apprehended on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, in Missouri, where he had fled.
Hernandez’s arrest followed a meticulous tracking operation by U.S. Marshals, who traced his vehicle and cell phone to an area outside St. Louis. He is now awaiting extradition to San Joaquin County to face charges related to the shocking killings, although the nature of these charges remains undisclosed at this time.
Furthermore, authorities have revealed that the victims of the tragic shooting are believed to be connected to Hernandez in some way, shedding light on the potential motives behind this heart-wrenching incident.
Addressing online speculations regarding a possible link to a sexual assault, investigators stressed that no conclusive evidence had confirmed this, emphasizing their commitment to thorough examination.
The harrowing incident unfolded shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday within the confines of the 1100 block of South Central Avenue. Responding officers discovered two gunshot victims inside a residence.
The San Joaquin County medical examiner identified the victims as 36-year-old Silverio Cazares Gayosso and 49-year-old Fernando Rodriguez, both of Lodi. One of them tragically lost their life at the scene, while the other succumbed to their injuries later in a local hospital, compounding the sorrow of this devastating event.
Investigators have reason to believe that this shooting was a deliberate and targeted act, assuring the public that there is currently no imminent threat to their safety.