On December 6, 2022, simply earlier than 12:30pm, Mesa Police
Officers responded to Lamb’s Shoe Restore, positioned at 28 S. Macdonald for stories
of the store proprietor being lifeless contained in the enterprise. The caller was a buyer who
arrived on the store and after not seeing anybody round, began to go looking the
enterprise. The shopper discovered 58-year-old Jesus Fabian De La Rosa (Fabian) mendacity
on the bottom with gunshot wounds to his physique.
Officers started trying on the name historical past for police
response to see if Fabian had any issues with anybody just lately. They discovered
that Fabian made a police report on December 1, 2022, concerning a stolen
firearm. Fabian reported that his .380 caliber handgun had been stolen. Fabian
advised officers that he allowed an unhoused man to make use of the restroom in his
enterprise once in a while and he thought he might have stolen the gun.
Members of the family suggested officers that Fabian wore a gun in
a holster to work that day. When Fabian was discovered, he nonetheless wore the gun
holster, however there was no gun inside. Officers positioned fired cartridges on the
scene that match each the calibers of the stolen gun and the gun Fabian had
Household additionally advised officers that Fabian all the time had his cell
cellphone with him. The mobile phone was lacking from the shop.
Witnesses advised officers a person sporting distinctive clothes had been within the space. After viewing the sunshine rail surveillance video, officers
discovered the described man getting on and off the sunshine rail at Nation Membership Dr.
and Principal St. earlier than and after the homicide. The person was sporting a helmet that
coated his face and had a strolling cane when he first received off the sunshine rail.
This man didn’t have a cane when he received again on; nevertheless, officers positioned the
cane inside Lamb’s Shoe Restore throughout their investigation.
Officers requested mobile phone information from Fabian’s cell
cellphone and traced the cellphone from Mesa to Phoenix, the identical route the described
man took on the sunshine rail. The cellphone was powered off the evening of the homicide
near the Central Arizona Shelter Providers (CASS) in Phoenix.
On December 9, 2022, at 5:30pm, Officers positioned and
arrested 65-year-old Lynell Brosier at CASS. He had Fabian’s stolen .380 caliber handgun in
Brosier was booked into jail for the next expenses:
ARS 13-1105A1; 1st Diploma Homicide, a category 1
ARS 13-1904A1; Armed Theft, a category 2 felony
ARS 13-3102A4; Misconduct Involving Weapons (Prohibited
Possessor), a category 4 felony
ARS 13-1802A1; Theft of a Firearm, a category 6 felony
ARS 13-1802A5; Possession of Stolen Property, a category 1
|Lynell Brosier Mug Shot|
It goes with out saying, however we need to say it anyway. Jesus
Fabian De La Rosa (Fabian) was a pillar in our Mesa Group. He has owned Lamb’s
Shoe Restore since 2005 and has by no means hesitated to assist anybody in want. It’s
obvious how a lot he meant to the neighborhood within the feedback left by over 100
individuals on our social media platforms. Our hope is that his household sees and
reads the feedback and is aware of how a lot he was cherished by seemingly everybody.
A particular thanks goes out to the Mesa Murder Unit. This case
required hours of video amassing and monitoring. Watching video might be
tedious work, particularly when on the lookout for one thing particular. Our detectives
spent 4 days working across the clock to convey a near the homicide of
Fabian De La Rosa and it doesn’t go unnoticed. Thanks.
And at last, our Particular Operations Division. The arrest of Lynell
Brosier couldn’t have been made with out you all. Thanks.
In case you missed it, the Metropolis of Mesa highlighted Fabian
in a YouTube video 9 months in the past. Please watch this to get a greater understanding
of the kind of individual he was:
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