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UPDATE: Today, July 4, 2023, Detectives diligently identified and arrested Ryan Rosas, 20, Costa Mesa, in connection with the homicide of Jonathan Ray Valdez, 38, Costa Mesa. Detectives also recovered the weapon suspected to be used in the homicide. This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety.

Initial information released this morning:

On Monday, July 3, 2023, at approximately 10:44 p.m., Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) Communications received calls of gun shots heard in the 2000 block of the Sterling Alley near Pomona Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 38-year-old man from Costa Mesa with multiple gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. Officers started life-saving efforts including CPR and the use of an AED machine.

Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue paramedics responded and transported the victim to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died as a result of his injuries.

CMPD detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact Detective Kris Moore at 714-754-4986, kmoore@costamesaca.gov or Sergeant Jose Morales at 714-754-4933.



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