New arrests announced in fatal Pasadena shooting

PASADENA — Police announced three new arrests Thursday in last week’s fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Pasadena man.
Kevin Jessie Cabrera, 25, of North Hollywood, his girlfriend Ashley Ceballos, 20, of North Hollywood and parolee Peter Parra, 35, of Pasadena were behind bars on suspicion of the fatal Jan. 15 shooting of Zane Goldstein, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Pasadena boy previously arrested in connection with the shooting remained in custody, the lieutenant said.
Two other previously arrested suspects in the case, Raymond Ramirez, 23, of Pasadena and Ruby Conchas, 20, of Pasadena were released pending further investigation, Ibarra said.
Ramirez was initially booked on suspicion of murder, while Conchas was accused of acting as an accessory after the fact, police said. Though both were released from custody as the investigation continued. Detectives planned to present their finding regarding all six suspects to prosecutors Friday for consideration of charges.
Cabrera and Ceballos were arrested without a struggle Tuesday in North Hollywood, Ibarra said.
Police arrested Parra Wednesday without a fight after spotting him driving in Pasadena and pulling him over, she said.
And police continued seeking at least one more person of interest in the case, Ibarra said.
Ibarra described both Cabrera and Parra as gang members, though the shooting was not believed to be gang-related.
Parra is a parolee with previous convictions including assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and grand theft, officials said.
The shooting took place just after 2 p.m. after the brothers drove away from an apartment complex at Holliston Avenue and were followed by another car, police said.
The suspects and victims were not believed to have been acquainted with each other prior to the incident, Ibarra said.
Little information has been released about what took place next, but minutes later police received a call from Goldstein’s 21-year-old brother reporting Goldstein had been shot.
“I can’t comment on how they encountered each other at this point,” Ibarra said.
As the investigation continued, Ibarra said, detectives withheld the specific circumstances and suspected motive in the fatal shooting.
“I’m concerned about tainting any statements that we may get from witnesses,” she said.

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