Santa Ana Police Department
• Joel Aguilar (26), Santa Ana
• Alberto Santana (22) Santa Ana
Charges: Attempt Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder
Summary: On Wednesday, 7/23/14 at 1130 PM Officers responded to a shooting call in the 1900 block of West Myrtle Street and found a 19 year old male who had been shot four times in the upper torso. The Victim is an identified gang member who was uncooperative and told officers he was shot as he was walking westbound on the north sidewalk of 1900 block of West Myrtle Street. The victim was transported to UCI Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.
SAPD Homicide detectives were assigned the case. Based on information obtained during their investigations detectives identified two suspects, both identified gang members believed to be involved in the 7/23/14 shooting. Detectives secured search warrants for two separate residences in the 800 block of South Townsend Street.
On the morning of 8/6/2014 officers served the two warrants and placed both suspects, found at their residences, under arrest for Attempt Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. During the search officer located a firearm. It is unknown if this is the weapon used in the 7/23/14 shooting.
Detectives request anyone with any additional information related to this case contact Orange County Crime Stoppers 1-855-TIP-OCCS.