The Madera Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect in the murder of 16 year old Isaiah McGuire that occurred on Sunday, December 17th. The murder has left the north valley city on edge for the last several days. Madera Police have said the past that the murder is being investigated as a gang crime, but Officers have expressed compassion for the families loss during the height of the holidays. "Any time a child dies whether or not they have any ties or associations it's a horrific incident the last thing we want to see if a child under the age of 18 in some type of violence it's a horrific incident", said Lt. Gino Chiaramonte, Operations Lieutenant, Madera Police Department.
The victim's family has described the murder as "nightmare'. " It feels like a dream that we haven't woke up from yet just waiting to hear from isaiah mom I love you mom what are you doing mom im hungry can we go get torta he loves torta we are waiting for a call and there's no call coming", said Irma Huerta, the mother of the victim.
We are awaiting the name of the suspect in this case.
This story will be updated.