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Once the Orange County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and examined the victim’s body, it was discovered the victim sustained what appears to be a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The motive for the attack is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives request anyone with information contact the Santa Ana Police Department Homicide Section (714) 245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-(855)-TIP-OCCS


On Friday, July 24, 2020, at 5:49 AM, SAPD Officers responded to reports of a man down on a dirt path adjacent to the Santa Ana Riverbed north of 5th Street. (Near Spurgeon Park).

Upon arrival, officers located an unidentified adult male on the ground and unresponsive, bleeding from an unseen injury. The man appeared deceased. Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived and declared the man deceased at 6:04 AM.

SAPD Homicide Section Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending identification by the Orange County Coroner Division and notification of next of kin.

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

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