VIDEO: Novato high school students to be charged as adults for murder of teen


NOVATO (KRON) — Two minors will be charged as adults with the murder and attempted murder of a Novato High School student, according to the district attorney’s office.

Edwin Guevara, 16, and Juan Carlos Martinez Enriquez, 17, will be charged as adults with murder with special circumstances in the death of Edwin Josue Ramirez Guerra and for attempted murder of a second Novato High student.

Martinez Henriquez also is charged with aggravated mayhem for allegedly intentionally disfiguring part of Ramirez Guerra’s body.

Guerra, 17, of San Rafael was shot and killed last Wednesday night on a Novato trail near the end of Fairway Drive at around 5 p.m. Another male student was found injured.

According to court documents, Enriquez was allegedly the trigger man in the murder of Guerra.

COURT DOCUMENT: Novato187 Complaint PDF

The second shooting victim, Llefferson Diaz, is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries is expected to survive.

So far, three people have been detained in connection to the crime but police say another possible suspect is at large.

Two Novato High School students were arrested on Thursday after police performed multiple high-risk tactical raids near the school, according to Marin County sheriff officials.

Elmer Machado-Rivera, 20, of San Rafael, was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting, according to the Marin County Sheriffs Office. Court documents allege that Machado-Rivera aided Henriquez last Wednesday following the shooting is has been charged with being an accessory the after the fact.

Police are still searching for a fourth suspect, also a student at Novato High.

Machado-Rivera was not the third suspect the police were looking for during last week’s raids, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities said that Novato High School will not be on heightened security alert on Tuesday and that the shooting only affected the small circle of men.

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