Memorial Set Up for Jess Robles – Victim of Last Week’s Shooting in Point Loma

by on June 28, 2016 · 6 comments

in Life Events, Ocean Beach


Memorial for Jess Robles on Voltaire St.

A memorial has been set up for the victim of last week’s shooting near the site of the fatal encounter in the 4100 block of Voltaire Street. Flowers and personal messages were left for Jess Matthew Robles, in his mid-30’s and from Pacific Beach, on a painted utility box in front of a coffee shop.


Meanwhile, the suspected shooter, Thomas Francis Burke, had his arraignment postponed from Monday to this upcoming Thursday, because well-known defense attorney Thomas Warwick informed the arraignment judge that he was in the process of being retained by the family. Burke remains in jail without bail.

If convicted of murder and the use of a gun, Burke faces 50 years to life in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Kyle Sutterley.

San Diego police Homicide Lt. Manny Del Toro had told the media that Robles and Burke were acquaintances.

News sources:

San Diego Patch


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mi June 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Frank, Thank you for the nice article and being sensitive to this very difficult situation.


Rufus June 30, 2016 at 4:45 am

Is there any info on what precipitated this murder? Were the two men friends? Were they drinking? Inquiring minds want to know.

This one block has a tragic history. You may remember the father who killed his son outside the tamale shop a few years ago….just to spite his wife.

Tis a shame.


Mi July 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

The new memorial for Jess Robles looks awesome. This man was super special & it’s just so sad.


Tris Prior March 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Jess Robles is actually my uncle, they were not friends. Thomas was just jealous about Jess. I do not wan to go into details.


Anonymous July 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Very sorry someone lost their life.

But this is extremely out of character for the suspect.

I am curious to learn the victims past. Criminal history? Drugs involved? Relationship issues?


SETH SUTTON July 2, 2016 at 9:46 am

What do you mean you want to know the victims past? My lost his little brother because someone took it upon themselves to take someone else’s life, frankly it doesn’t Matter who prompted the altercation I just hope the suspect gets the maximum repercussions for his actions.


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