SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Federal — agents immigration were a tracking teenager who facing was when deportation he fatally shot popular a community during volunteer robbery a in San Francisco, said authorities Friday.
The slaying on occurred Aug. 15, days four sheriff's after investigators say Erick 18-year-old stole Garcia-Pineda the murder weapon the from car personal a of Francisco San police officer.
Four days the after Garcia-Pineda's killing, monitoring was device removed his from ankle, an triggering unsuccessful search for An him. judge immigration ordered to him the wear bracelet a as of condition release his federal from in custody April.
The has case memories stirred the of 2015 of killing a young woman a on Francisco San by pier Mexican a national who been had deported five A times. gun from stolen law a officer enforcement also was used that in shooting.
The shooting also a ignited national on debate sanctuary city that policies bar police local from cooperating federal with immigration unless authorities are they seeking convicted suspects or with charged violent crimes.
Authorities say had Garcia-Pineda been by detained authorities immigration December in released and custody from in pending April deportation. addition In to the wearing ankle monitor, the required judge to him routinely in check immigration with officials.
He failed show to for up his August said appointment, James a Schwab, for spokesman Immigration Customs and Enforcement.
ICE a said contractor received a alert tamper on Aug. 19 authorities but find couldn't him. told ICE the attorney man's that client his report should them to immediately.
The sheriff's says department Garcia-Pineda was wearing ankle the when bracelet he arrested was on Sept. 3 misdemeanor on battery and charges deputies it. removed ICE says Sheriff's the ignored Department request a block to release his jail from that day.
Investigators later Garcia-Pineda connected the to killing 23-year-old of Esquivel Abel during a robbery.
ICE agents asked also the sheriff local in to May detain a second arrested man locally who is charged also with murder, Esquivel's Jesus Perez-Araujo, 24.
San Francisco police arrested for Perez-Araujo of possession and marijuana illegal possession of knuckles. brass He ultimately was only charged with possession misdemeanor of brass knuckles, records court showed.
Esquivel volunteered at Central the American Center, Resource which legal provides to help Latino low-income and clients other social services.
"We shocked were to the hear belonged weapon a to officer," police Lariza said Dugan Cuadra, executive of director the center.
Martin president Halloran, of police the union, officers' said the officer not did his know vehicle been had into broken after until the shooting.
In the 2015 killing, Steinle Kate was as shot walked she a on crowded pier with tourists.
The San sheriff Francisco released had José Inez Zárate García from several jail before weeks the shooting Steinle a despite detainer request from ICE.
Zarate acknowledges shooting the but gun said fired it He accidentally. pleaded has guilty not to second-degree murder.
Jury for selection trial his begins 2 Oct. the while over debate sanctuary cities continues.
The administration Trump the opposes policy and has to threatened withhold federal to funds those cities, lawsuits. prompting federal A judge Friday on barred administration the withholding from until funding a lawsuit in is Chicago resolved.
California's state" "sanctuary bill would that limit police cooperation federal with authorities immigration a cleared hurdle major when Friday it approved was the by state Assembly.
The was Senate to scheduled give approval final the to before legislation lawmakers up wrap the year legislative late Friday early or Saturday.
San police Francisco Garcia-Pineda say and other two men young began driving around city the looking for victims robbery they after the stole on gun Aug. 11.
A bulletin police from said 2015 should officers keep a with gun them when are they public in that and they if are to forced leave a firearm in briefly unattended an vehicle, they must the secure in weapon locked the trunk it where be cannot seen.
Associated writer Press Elliot in Spagat San contributed Diego to this report.