Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Orange County Sheriff's Department K9 Reese helps investigate shooting death in the 500 block of South Sullivan

SAPD Homicide Detectives are currently investigating shooting death in the 500 block of South Sullivan, according to the SAPD’s Facebook page. The shooting appears to be gang related.



NBC News reported that a teenager was shot dead and that he was between 16 and 18-years-old.

He was hit at least once in the torso at the 500 block of South Sullivan Street before midnight, according to the Santa Ana Police Department said.

The shooting occurred in Santa Ana Council Member Roman Reyna’s Ward 5.

Update from the SAPD:

Summary: On 12-24-14, at approximately midnight, patrol officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the area of 500 S. Sullivan Street. Witnesses informed officers they had heard approximately 4-5 shots fired. While at the call, officers were informed that a 17 year old male, later identified as Angel Arellano, arrived with multiple gunshot wounds at Coastal Community Hospital. Arellano was immediately transported to Western Medical in critical condition where he died from his injuries. Officers located the crime scene in the 500 block of S. Sullivan.

The shooting victim Angel Arellano, a documented Townsend Street gang member, was one of the individuals the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking to enjoin the current Townsend Street injunction. Arellano was contesting the injunction. A pretrial hearing is currently set for January 13, 2015 on the case. This shooting occurred in the gang injunction safety zone.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call SAPD Homicide detectives at (714) 245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

The Santa Ana Police Department is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the arrest of gang homicide or felony gang assault suspects. If you have information about any gang homicide or felony gang assault suspects, please call (714) 245-8390.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

11 thoughts on “Teen named Angel Arellano shot to death in Roman Reyna’s Ward 5”
  1. Love it!!! Cant wait to hear from the family saying “hes an angel and wouldnt hurt a fly, the cops are after him, harrassing him” , wish westboro baptist would protest the car wash and funeral

    1. you are the problem with the world keyboard…that kid was a son to a very broken hearted woman! maybe he made a wrong choice with the path he was on, but no child deserves to die…your disgusting remarks just go to show the ugly heart you have…I will certainly say a prayer for your soul today…

  2. Well, perhaps his heartbroken Mother would have been better off listening to the authorities regarding her Son’s future and not the activists from Boy’s and Men Of Color and the others who are putting CHILDREN in the firing line of bullets to further an agenda. Todays LA TIMES features an outrageous assertion about “restorative justice” in the Letters section. It scares me when people like newly elected schoolboard member Amezcua says things like educate not incarcerate. Young men are being shot dead, even on the Holiest days of the year.

    God help this family, certainly Kidswerks and Boys and Men of Color did not!

    1. Don’t bring kid works into this they aren’t responsible for the madness. Chicanos unidos and SABHC are the one responsible to protesting against this gang injunction. Too bad none of them live there and see what actually happens in the lives of the people who live in the area. It is unbearable living there at times and the gang that terrorizes the community doesn’t help

  3. Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities and union thugs like Gloria Alvarado, Julio Perez and Valerie Amezcua are busy sucking up all the money they can provoking the kids into wearing F**k the Police hats and interrupting council meetings so that the focus isn’t on the lack of community building and infrastructure repair or council wasteful spending on food, travel and excessive salaries for under qualified city manager and staff.

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