On Tuesday, March 28 at about 5 p.m., SAPD police officers responded to the area of 700 South Center regarding a shooting. The investigation revealed the shooting occurred in front of Jerome Center. Witnesses said the victim was shot in his upper torso, according to SAPD Case # 17-08295.
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11:51 p.m., Santa Ana Police Department Communications received a call of a male down and bleeding in the area of 2302 W. St. Gertrude. Santa Ana Police Officers and Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived on the scene and found the 15 year old male victim, Gonzalez, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Fire department personnel transported Gonzalez to an area hospital where he ultimately died. Continue reading
One of the men was shot in his upper torso. The other man was shot in his lower torso then he fell into the street and was struck by a vehicle, according to the SAPD. The driver of that vehicle stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. Continue reading
On Tuesday, March 21 at about 7 p.m., an SAPD police officer heard gunshots in the area of 400 West 16th Street. A 19-year old female Hispanic shooting victim later arrived at the UCI Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound, according to SAPD Case # 17-07613. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury to her lower torso.
The shooting victim reported that at around 7 a.m. she was riding in a vehicle on North Ross Street that had turned onto 16th Street. She heard gunshots from a vehicle with four men inside, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
On Monday, March 13, 2017 at about 5 p.m. SAPD police officers responded to the area of 1710 West 17th Street references witnesses reporting multiple shots being fired.
Witnesses saw multiple individuals involved which all fled prior to the arrival of the police, according to SAPD Case # 17-06786. Continue reading
A male was parked near the corner of W. Richland and S. Raitt Streets, in Santa Ana, early this morning, just past midnight, when two male suspects walked up to him and a confrontation occurred where the suspects asked about gang affiliation and then proceed to assault the victim, according to SAPD Case number 17-5725.
The suspects fled in a vehicle and the victim followed. One of the suspects exited their car and shot at the victim striking the car only. Continue reading
SAPD police officers responded to yet another a call regarding a male who was shot on Sunday at 10:40 p.m., at the 600 Block of East Pine St., in Santa Ana. A caller had reported the shooting occurred in the alley at that address, according to SAPD Case #: 1704066.
Police officers found one male adult victim with a single gunshot to the upper torso. Orange County Fire Authority responded and pronounced the male deceased at 10:55 PM. Continue reading
The former Food 4 Less supermarket located at 1900 N. Grand Ave. has been vacant for many years and now 23-year old Joseph Frank Garcia, a resident of Orange, has been found shot to death behind that store, according to the SAPD.
The body was found in an alley late on Wednesday night, at around 10:30 p.m., by a security guard. The victim is a man who appeared to be in his 20s, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
This Sunday morning, at about 11:30 a.m., a man was exiting the McDonald’s parking lot at S. Pacific and Edinger Ave. when he realized that he was being followed by a black, older model Acura sedan.
When the man stopped his vehicle at W. Lingan and S. Raitt the Acura pulled up alongside the victim’s driver’s side door. The passenger of the Acura, described as a male Hispanic gang member, asked the victim where he was from, according to SAPD Case number 17-03359. Continue reading
There was yet another shooting in Santa Ana, early this morning. A male adult shooting victim transported himself to UCI for a gunshot wound to his lower torso on Friday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 a.m., according to SAPD Case #17-3173.
The family of Steve Salgado, an 18-year old young man who was shot to death by the SAPD’s gang unit on Jan 29, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. on 400 South Birch Street, in Santa Ana, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral.
A witness to the incident, as seen in the video above, said that Salgado ran from the police because he did not want to go back to jail as he would miss his daughter. Continue reading
Adan Rodriguez Leon, a 34-year old Santa Ana man who is on trial for shooting his sister’s boyfriend to death during an argument is finally getting to tell his side of the story, as his defense attorney is arguing that he acted in self-defense, according to the O.C. Register.
Leon is facing a felony murder charge for killing 39-year old Paul Guzman, 39, in 2015. Continue reading