On Monday, August 15, 2022, at 03:19 P.M., Santa Ana Police officers responded to the 1700 block of N. Spurgeon Street regarding reports of a shooting and a male adult down on the sidewalk. Officers arrived on scene and located an unresponsive adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso. Orange County Fire Authority arrived on scene and performed life saving measures on the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The circumstances or motive surrounding the shooting are currently being investigated. The Orange County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Alex Ruiz (20) of Santa Ana.
Detectives are attempting to identify and locate any witnesses who can shed light on this incident.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call SAPD Homicide Section Detectives at (714) 245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS. This case is eligible for the Gang Reward Program.