Idelfonso Castillo Del Real mugshot

Mug shot of 20-year-old Idelfonso Castillo Del Real.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting and killing another man Sunday night in Phoenix.

It happened in a parking lot of an apartment complex near 48th Street and Thomas Road.

Police say Idelfonso Castillo Del Real, 20, got into an altercation with the victim, 33-year-old Rafael Lopez-Sanchez. It led to Castillo Del Real shooting Lopez-Sanchez.

Lopez-Sanchez was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Castillo Del Real fled the scene. Police say he was located on Monday and booked into Maricopa County Jail.

He is being charged with first-degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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Typical Hispanic conflict resolution technique - violence. Anyone still surprised by this behavior? Of course not. It's just tiresome (and a HUGE drain on tax resources - the criminal justice process costs money.)

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Is everyone that has a last name that’s not smith ,Johnson or dip f*** from Mexico


Oh wait, this didn't happen on the West side? Where is "Daddy" on this one?


Daddy, et. al. Sometimes I wonder if they're trying to start a civil war. What other point would there be to pitting one part of town against others?


Thought about that myself...

JF Conlon

me too


East Valley, what do you expect? ;-)




Great story David Baker, the single sentence wonder

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