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El Paso Police arrest 17-year-old in the murder of Bryan Castillo


Update: According to a court document obtained by ABC-7, the murder stemmed from a drug deal between Flores and Castillo.

Several witnesses identified Flores' social media account and positively identified him through physical appearance, according to court documents.

Update: Police have arrested 17-year-old Aldo David Flores for Castillo's murder. Police say that the Crimes Against Persons detectives are still looking into the murder.

Courtesy: El Paso Police Department

Police say detectives got enough information on May 17, 2024 to get an arrest warrant for Flores and they picked him up that evening. They charged him with murder an booked him into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $500,000 bond.

Update: El Paso Police identify the victim as 21-year-old Bryan Castillo. Police officials say officers found Castillo in the apartment parking lot with gunshot wounds and that he died after emergency crews rushed him to the hospital.

The Crimes Against Persons unit is still investigating the shooting. They are referring to this incident as a murder.

ABC-7 spoke to Castillo's friend, Flabio Salcido, who says Bryan was like a brother to him.. 

He said they bonded by making rap music together and always talked about how they would achieve bigger goals in life.

"Still, I'm still feeling like this is a dream, but it's not. When I wake up, this is not happening," said Salcido. "Feel like I lost my brother straight up, feels really bad. He would give a lot to people. He gave me, when I had no food, he brought me my groceries, he did a lot of good things for me, when I had nothing."

Living out of town, Salcido said he was set to visit Castillo in one month. He said he wishes he could talk to him one more time. Now all he wants is justice. 

"Fair justice, the people who was involved to get caught, and for them to feel remorse for what they did, because they killed an innocent person that day, that they killed a person that didn't need to go," said Salcido.

"Authorities are urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward to assist in the ongoing investigation," police officials stated Wednesday. "Members of the community who have any details that could lead to further understanding or resolution of this case are encouraged to contact the El Paso Police Department at the non-emergency line of 915-832-4400. To remain anonymous, individuals can also reach out to Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS)."

Police say that this is the eighth murder in El Paso this year, compared to seven reported this time last year.

Update: El Paso Police confirmed one person died following a shooting in East El Paso.

Police officials told ABC-7 they were called out the 10500 block of Montwood Dr. Tuesday evening following reports of a shooting.

When police arrived they found a 21-year-old man who had been shot. Authorities say the victim died after being taken to the hospital.

EPPD officials said there were two separate groups of people who were involved in a verbal altercation which later resulted in the shooting. Authorities say they don't know what led up to the altercation at this point.

The Crimes Against Persons unit is investigating the deadly shooting.

Police said no one has been arrested, but they are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department or Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

An EPPD spokesperson said they believe this is an isolated incident between these two groups. They don't believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- One person was injured in a shooting at the 2100 block of Cumbre Negra, according to El Paso Police. The call that alerted police came in at 7:16 p.m.

The injured person has been taken to a local hospital.

An ABC-7 crew is en route to the scene to learn more. We'll continue to update this article as we find out more information.

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