* Jose Carraballo Mejias arrested for allegedly killing of a man during a drug deal outside Sonoma County parking lot of Carniceria Contreras

Published by on October 11, 2011

A third suspect in the killing of a man during a drug deal outside a Sonoma County butcher shop last week was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder. Jose Carraballo Mejias, 54, of Santa Rosa, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop at state Highway 12 and Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Carlos Basurto said.

Alberto Barraza Lopez, 33, of Hayward, and Juan Ramon Lopez-Castillo, 28, of Sonoma County, were arrested Saturday. A fourth suspect, Fernando Lopez-Castillo, 25, is still at large. The men are suspected of fatally shooting 33-year-old Jose Manuel DeJesus once in the head in a car in the parking lot of Carniceria Contreras at 1401 Todd Road south of Santa Rosa on Thursday.

Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis O’Leary said the shooting apparently happened during a drug deal in which DeJesus was selling marijuana to the suspects. Three Latino men were seen leaving the murder scene in a black vehicle similar to a 2005 Cadillac Catera or a 2000 Chrysler 300, according to the sheriff’s office.

The three men were arrested on suspicion of murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime. They are being held without bail in Sonoma County Jail, Basurto said.The suspects are scheduled to appear in Sonoma County Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon.

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