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Suspects wanted for the murder of 18-year-old in Watsonville arrested

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV) APRIL 12, 2022 at 2:14 p.m-- Watsonville Police said that two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 18-year-old Feliciano Martinez Perea.

Erick DeHaro and Matthew Madriz, both 18, were arrested on murder charges.

Officers served a search warrant at a home on the 700 block of Lincoln Street in Watsonville and DeHaro tried to run but was shortly captured, according to police.

Madriz was arrested at a home on the 10000 block of Dougherty Avenue in Morgan Hill.


APRIL 4, 2022 at 4:12 p.m - Watsonville Police said they are searching for two suspects in relation to the murder of an 18-year-old Saturday.

Police said two people approached the victim as he walked through the courtyard of the complex.

The suspects confronted Felciano and after a brief fight, both suspects opened fire several times.

Police believe the suspects left the scene in a Ford or Mercury SUV.


UPDATE APRIL 4, 2022 at 5:53 p.m -- Family members have confirmed with KION the identity of the 18-year-old shot and killed on Saturday in Watsonville.

Feliciano Martinez Perea was identified as the victim by his family.

He was born in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Family and friends are raising money through donations boxes out on the fields near grocery stores to send his body to be buried back home.


UPDATE APRIL 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m -- Watsonville Police said an 18-year-old victim of a shooting on Saturday night has succumbed to their injuries.

The victim was shot multiple times and no further information is being released at this time.


An 18-year-old has been transported to the hospital with what police are describing as "life-threatening injuries" after a shooting Saturday night.

Police said the shooting happened at the 100 block of Riverside Drive at around 8:45 p.m.

The 18-year-old has not been identified and police said no other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 831-471-1151.

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Victor Guzman

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