On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 10:59 PM, Santa Ana Police Officers responded to the Cozy Corner Drive-In located at 426 N. Harbor Boulevard in response to reports of a male down suffering from gunshot wounds.
Officers located an unresponsive male adult near the north entrance doors, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso.
Officers performed lifesaving efforts until the arrival of Orange County Fire Authority. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
During the preliminary investigation, it was determined the victim was shot outside an illegal gambling location located at the 300 block of N. Harbor Boulevard.
The circumstances surrounding the male’s death are currently being investigated. 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.