Yuma, Arizona - On Sunday, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Yuma Police Officers responded to Lin’s Grand Buffet, 2135 E. 16th Street for a report of a disturbance.
The initial investigation revealed two males, Modesto Cortes-Serrillo (44) and the victim, (43) year old male were known to each other. Officers learned Cortes-Serrillo and the victim were involved in a disturbance inside the restaurant. After the disturbance became physical, the victim ran outside and was chased by Cortes Serrillo. Once outside, witnesses reported Cortes-Serrillo shot the victim multiple times, killing him. No other injuries were reported.
After the shooting, Cortes-Serrillo made contact with his daughter, Daisy Cortes. It was discovered she drove her father to Mexico and then returned to the United States. On Monday, Daisy Cortes was interviewed and subsequently booked in jail for Hindering Prosecution.
On Monday, detectives with the Yuma Police Department also interviewed Modesto Cortes the son of Cortes-Serrillo after learning he assisted his father with evading police capture and withheld information about his father’s whereabouts. Modesto Cortes was arrested and booked in jail for Hindering Prosecution.
The victim in this case has been identified as Santiago Olivo-Diaz (43).
The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call Sgt. Rodriguez at 928-373-4678 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. Remember, if your information leads to an arrest you may receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.