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The Irvine Police Department (IPD) arrested a third and final suspect in connection with a homicide that occurred on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

IPD detectives identified Hailey Angelique Rangel, 20, of Lake Elsinore as the driver of the white Honda.

On August 6, 2023, IPD detectives arrested Rangel in the area of Green River Road and the 91- Freeway. Rangel was booked for homicide at Orange County Jail.

Both vehicles have been recovered.

Nicholas Alistair Neaimi-Pour
Nicholas Alistair Neaimi-Pour

On August 3, 2023, at 12:37 p.m., IPD officers and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responded to the area of Athel Avenue and Sego Street for reports of a male who had been shot multiple times. The victim, Nicholas Alistair Neaimi-Pour, 19, (pictured above) was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

IPD personnel canvassed the neighborhood, gathering statements from residents and any available video footage. The investigation revealed Neaimi-Pour entered the passenger side of a black Mercedes that pulled along the east curb of Athel Ave. A short time later, a white Honda Civic pulled alongside the Mercedes. The male passenger in the Honda exited and opened fire on Neaimi-Pour, striking him multiple times. Neaimi-Pour exited the Mercedes and collapsed in the street. A resident came outside and provided medical aid until IPD and OCFA arrived.

IPD personnel canvassed the neighborhood, gathering statements from residents and any available video footage. The investigation revealed Neaimi-Pour entered the passenger side of a black Mercedes that pulled along the east curb of Athel Ave. A short time later, a white Honda Civic pulled alongside the Mercedes. The male passenger in the Honda exited and opened fire on Neaimi-Pour, striking him multiple times. Neaimi-Pour exited the Mercedes and collapsed in the street. A resident came outside and provided medical aid until IPD and OCFA arrived.

IPD detectives developed information that two possible suspects lived at an address in Irvine near Kensington Park and Saint James, a short distance from the shooting. A search warrant was obtained for the residence. Due to the nature of the crime, IPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was activated. A perimeter was setup around the residence and announcements were made asking the occupants to exit. Jayden Browndorf, 21, of Irvine and Noah Farmer, 22, of Tustin were arrested without incident.

Browndorf and Farmer were booked for homicide and transported to the Orange County Jail. This is an active investigation, and no other information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mudassar Mahmood at 949-724-7244 or email
mmahmood@cityofirvine.org.



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