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The Irvine Police Department (IPD) arrested 39-year-old David Bohr for a homicide that occurred at a residence on Leda.

On July 4, 2022 at about 2:19 a.m., IPD received a text to 9-1-1 requesting the police respond to the residence after Bohr allegedly shot one of his roommates. He said he heard Bohr and another roommate arguing and then heard gunshots. The reporting party continued to text with dispatch and provide updates while locked in his bedroom. He said there were a total of four males that lived at the residence.

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IPD dispatchers sent multiple officers to the location with a Code 3 response (lights and siren). Upon arrival, a team of officers initiated a crisis entry in an attempt to rescue the gunshot victim. Shortly after entering the residence, they located the victim behind the front door and confirmed he was deceased. Bohr presented himself at the top of the stairs with the gun pointed to his head. Officers began communicating with Bohr who refused to surrender. Additional officers began evacuating surrounding residences.

The IPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) were called to assist with the incident. Crisis Negotiators took over communications with Bohr and continued to encourage him to peacefully surrender. As negotiations continued, the SWAT team, assisted by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) were able to successfully rescue two roommates. At 5:09 a.m. Bohr was taken into custody for the murder. He was transported to IPD for booking and will eventually be taken to the Orange County Jail (OCJ).

The footage was taken by the IPD Drone Team as SWAT personnel rescued a roommate from a second-story balcony.

The victim’s identity will be withheld pending notification of next of kin. The events leading up the homicide are under investigation. If anyone has information related to this investigation, please contact Detective Nate Ridlon at 949- 724-7494.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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