Arrests made in Castro’s death

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Arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of Keith Castro.
  • Thomas Taitano and Joshua Palacios have been arrested by authorities after they were identified as persons of interest on Friday evening;
  • Taitano self surrendered to authorities. He was charged with aggravated assault as a third degree felony;
  • Palacios was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, assault, conspiracy, felonious restraint, terrorizing, guilt established by complicity, criminal facilitation, and resisting arrest.

The Guam Police Department arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of Keith Castro.

On Friday, August 3, authorities arrested Thomas Taitano and Joshua Palacios after they were identified as persons of interest in the case.

Taitano self surrendered to authorities. He was charged with aggravated assault as a third degree felony.

Palacios was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, assault, conspiracy, felonious restraint, terrorizing, guilt established by complicity, criminal facilitation, and resisting arrest.

The two men were brought to the Hagåtña Precinct after CID and SWAT officers interrogated them regarding Castro’s death.

Both men are now in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

The investigation began on Sunday, July 28, 2019, when police responded to a report of a shooting at Chalan Tun Fred Cabesa in Yigo.
Castro was found shot in the home. He was later pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m.