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*Isaiah Washington and 17 year-old girl charged with the deaths of Rafael Avila and Carlos Buenrostro in the shooting on 21600 block of Westpark Street in Hayward

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A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were each charged today with two counts of murder, armed robbery and other charges for the execution-style shooting deaths of two teenage boys in Hayward in May, according to Hayward police. Rafael Avila and Carlos Buenrostro, both 18-year-old Hayward boys, were shot in the 21600 block of Westpark Street in Hayward at about 1 a.m. on
May 9, which was Mother’s Day, police Capt. Darryl McAllister said. He said the first suspect, Isaiah Washington of Oakland, had
already been in custody for an unrelated parole violation since shortly after the fatal shootings. Washington will be arraigned on an amended complaint that includes the two murder charges when he returns to Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward on Wednesday. McAllister said the 17-year-old girl, who is from Fremont, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. today when she went for a job interview at a Hayward job placement organization. The girl, whose name wasn’t released because she’s a juvenile, had
originally been arrested shortly after the May 9 fatal shootings but was released from custody because police didn’t yet have enough evidence to charge either her or Washington, McAllister said. The girl is now being held at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall in
San Leandro and is expected to appear in juvenile court in that city next week, he said. According to McAllister, investigators believe the shooting occurred when Washington and the girl happened upon Avila and Buenrostro when the victims were getting out of their car. He said police believe Washington and the 17-year-old targeted the two victims to rob their valuables, “blitzed” them, and ordered them to the ground at gunpoint. McAllister said police believe the two suspects went through the
victims’ pockets and car before firing multiple shots at them for no apparent reason. Washington and the 17-year-old girl fled the shooting scene in their car at a high rate of speed but were eventually arrested in Oakland following a foot chase, according to McAllister.  
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