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Suspects arrested in connection to a 2011 Tulare homicide case

TULARE, California - Two suspects in connection to a 2011 homicide case have been identified by deputies.

Ben Velasquez, 29, and Jesse Balandran, 25, both of Tulare, are suspected of shooting and killing 32-year-old Carl Escalante, Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release Wednesday.

In November 2011, Tulare police officers responded to the 800 block of South F Street when they found Escalante suffering from several gunshot wounds, which he later died from.

The suspects are booked into Tulare County Jail

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Guerrero at 559-685-2300, ext. 2149.


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