SAN DIEGO — A suspected gang-related shooting has turned into a murder investigation as a 16-year-old boy shot in the head at a party in Brawley in September died in a San Diego hospital.
Jesse A. Garcia III, a Brawley Union High School sophomore, died Tuesday from a gunshot wound. Police confirmed Garcia's death is related to the shooting in September.
"We don't know too much right now," said Sal Rodriguez, an investigator with the San Diego County Coroner's Office. He said San Diego authorities are working with the Brawley Police Department on the case.
Jesse, whose name was not released after the shooting, was at a party in the early-morning hours of Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of B Street.