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Suspect Involved in 2012 Murder of 16-year-old Girl Arrested in Mexico

Suspect Involved in 2012 Murder of 16-year-old Girl Arrested in Mexico

FONTANA – Three of four suspects involved in the 2012  shooting death of a 16-year-old girl who was celebrating her birthday have been behind bars for years now while the fourth managed to elude authorities. Fontana resident, Ashley Caldera was at Northgate Park in the City of Fontana celebrating her 16th birthday on May 26, 2012, when four suspects walked up and an argument ensued. During the argument one of the suspects asked the group of juveniles, “where are you from?” and then shot towards them with a handgun.

Caldera was shot in the head and died at the scene. Four suspects were arrested, all at separate times. One suspect, Angel Delgado, who was a juvenile a the time was questioned and released. Delgado was later learned to be involved in the shooting, but he was nowhere to be found. Three of the suspects were convicted and sentenced for the murder while Delgado fled to Mexico to live with family. He remained there for over two years when a WeTiP lead in January 2014 indicated that he was in Mexico. The case eventually went cold following the investigation that sparked as a result of the lead.

Additional leads with similar information were received taking the detectives back to Mexico. Surveillance was conducted and on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Delgado was seen leaving a Mexicali home. He was arrested without incident and was transported back to the U.S. and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. Due to the flight risk, bail was set at $5,000,000. Delgado is scheduled to appear at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Friday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Fontana Police Department, Detective Nathan Weiske at (909)350-7740 or Rancho Cucamonga Police, Detective Jon Mabry at (909)477-2800.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Ashley-Caldera: SBSD - Headquarters