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On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 2:48 PM, Santa Ana Police Communications received a request for assistance from the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). OCFA advised they were out with a possible assault victim along the bike trail in the 2600 block of N. Broadway Avenue. Paramedics treated the male adult victim for a stab wound to the head. The male was subsequently transported to a local hospital in critical condition.



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On August 16, 2022, at 7:19 PM, the victim was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Aaron William Parks. Detectives learned the victim was homeless and that the stabbing possibly stemmed from a dispute. Homicide Detectives are actively working on the case and ask that anyone with information contact the Santa Ana Police Department, Homicide Section Detectives at (714) 245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Physical evidence linked to the scene revealed the identity of a possible suspect. The subject, identified as Robert Rodriguez Jr. (38), was discovered to be in custody at the Orange County Jail for an unrelated assault case and on active parole. Homicide detectives interviewed Rodriguez and submitted the case to the Orange County District Attorney’s office for review. On September 26, 2022, the Orange County District Attorney’s office filed the charge of PC 187(a), Murder against Rodriguez.

The motive for the murder appears to be a result of an unprovoked attack. 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.

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