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Police to search landfill for gun in high school goalie slaying

Francisco Rodriguez slaying
Police and volunteers planned to search a landfill Wednesday for the gun used in the killing of a high school soccer goalie.

Francisco Rodriguez, a 17-year-old senior at El Camino Real High School, was shot to death Jan. 11 in Winnetka as he stepped into his front yard after a girl knocked at his door.

Two suspects were later arrested: 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra, who police believe lured the victim outside, and 24-year-old Jason Schumann, who they say fired the shots from a waiting car.

Schumann was charged with murder and is being held on $2-million bail. Ibarra has not been charged but remains in jail on a probation violation. She had recently served a jail sentence for forgery.

Police believe the gun may be in the Calabasas landfill in Agoura. A systematic search by detectives and volunteers was set to start at 10 a.m., according to a spokesman for the LAPD.

A romantic conflict is thought to be the motive for the killing.


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Photo: Elizabeth Ibarra, left, and Jason Schumann, arrested in slaying of high school goalie. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department.

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