The Turlock Police Department has arrested Robin Duane Boyer, 60, for the July 2013 shooting death of Brandon Pacheco.
Boyer has been charged with murder and was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail without bail.
Turlock police arrested Boyer on Friday morning around 9 a.m. after an arrest warrant was issued by Stanislaus County magistrate.
Boyer was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop on the 2700 block of Main Street in Turlock, according to the Turlock Police Department.
“It means a lot to me. It means a lot to all of us, the whole family,” said Leah Rojas, Pacheco’s then-girlfriend, who reached out to TurlockCityNews.com following Boyer's arrest. “…For him to finally be incarcerated now, it means tremendous amounts for the family."
The killing of Pacheco has been ongoing concern since July of 2013, when Boyer shot Pacheco in the head.
The case has been filed with Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office had no comment on the charge against Boyer on Friday.
According to the criminal complaint, which was filed on Thursday, Boyer “personally and intentionally discharged a firearm and proximately caused great bodily injury or death to Brandon Pacheco.”
Boyer previously told police that he shot Pacheco after seeing him trespass on his property several times leading up to that fateful day. It is believed Boyer saw Pacheco on his property the morning of the shooting and confronted him.
Pacheco’s sister, Shannon Pacheco, who identified her younger brother’s body, previously alleged that he was shot in the back of the head as he was running away from Boyer.
It remains unclear if Boyer shot Pacheco on his own property. Initial police reports said Pacheco was shot in a field near Boyer’s property, but the exact location of the shooting has not been officially released.
Pacheco had prior convictions for grand theft, commercial burglary and methamphetamine possession in the months leading up to his death.