Francisco in 2009
|Portrayed by||Manny Montana|
Francisco Ariza was a young Dominican-American man who was murdered by James Valentine. He had a younger brother named Gabriel Ariza. Franisco and Gabriel wanted to buy some chips and popcorn from Henry "Pops" Walters' store, but they had no intent on paying. Pops insulted him and he was suspected in Pops' murder and the shooting of Detective Will Jeffries. With him on their mind, the detectives sought him out, but he would be murdered by James Valentine before they could get to him. James would kill him because Valentine adored Pops and wanted to avenge his death. His little brother Gabriel, however was found guilty of the crimes. Gabriel was charged with third degree murder and sentenced to 25-50 years in prison.