The investigation determined that Araiza was involved in an altercation with other subjects while riding in a vehicle with his friends. Shots were fired at the vehicle Araiza was in and he suffered a fatal gunshot injury. The two individuals that carried him into the hospital were in the vehicle when Araiza was shot. They were identified as Rene Hernandez and Raul Lopez. A third individual, Fabian Moreno, also was in the vehicle at the time. These individuals were never cooperative with the investigation and refused to provide information regarding the identity of the other subjects or suspects involved in the altercation.
The Araiza family and the detectives of the Sparks Police Department are seeking assistance from anyone that has any information related to this crime. Contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Divsion at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.