Man arrested in connection with murder case from nearly 30 years ago

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A man was arrested Tuesday as a result of a murder investigation that began nearly 30 years ago. 

Paul Sanchez, 54, was arrested by Phoenix police and Homeland Security agents in connection with the shooting of four people, including a minor, on May 21, 1988 on Griffith Avenue in Wasco, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. One of those shooting victims died. 

In February, sheriff’s office investigators concluded Sanchez was possibly living in Phoenix and going by the first name of Francisco, which was just one of many aliases he had used since the shooting, KCSO said. 

Sanchez was jailed in Maricopa County, Arizona, on charges of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He is being held without bail. 

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