Bloomington police nab suspect in 2009 Indianapolis shooting

Rosendo Molina-Castro mugshot
(Mug shot provided by Monroe County Sheriff's Department)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a fugitive suspected of killing one man and injuring three others in a shooting outside an Indianapolis grocery store more than five years ago.

The Bloomington Police Department says Rosendo Molina-Castro was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of murder, carrying a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana.

He’s accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Jose Avila and injuring three other men in a Sept. 6, 2009, shooting outside Los Compadres Supermarket on Indianapolis’ west side.

Molina-Castro was identified early on as a suspect in the shooting, but it took police nearly six years to find him.

Investigators said they received a tip that helped them locate Molina-Castro in Bloomington.

It wasn’t immediately known if Molina-Castro has an attorney.

He’s being held at the Monroe County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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