Keith Castro died from single gunshot wound to the torso; case officially ruled a homicide

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GPD personnel are shown in an area in Yigo where the Keith Castro shooting occurred on Sunday, July 28.

The autopsy of shooting victim Keith Castro is complete, confirming that Castro was murdered.

After two weeks of waiting for an autopsy to be completed on Keith Castro, the Guam Police Department has released the findings.

According to Sgt. Paul Tapao, GPD spokesman, Castro died from a single gunshot wound to the torso. His death was ruled a homicide by the Chief Medical Examiner’s office.

Castro was found unresponsive after police say he was beaten with a baton allegedly by Thomas Taitano and then shot allegedly by Joshua Palacios.

Initially, the investigation was classified as a shooting investigation. But with the results of the autopsy now available, the case can now be reclassified as a homicide.

Taitano has already been charged with aggravated assault while Palacios was charged with murder among other charges.

Both men continue to be held in custody.

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