On Monday, August 15, 2022, at 03:19 P.M., Santa Ana Police officers responded to the 1700 block of N. Spurgeon Street regarding reports of a shooting and a male adult down on the sidewalk. Officers arrived on scene and located an unresponsive adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso. Orange County Fire Authority arrived on scene and performed life saving measures on the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased.
Surveillance video captured the shooting, leading detectives to the identification of the suspect, Edgar Martinez (24) of Santa Ana. Homicide Detectives, the Criminal Career Unit, VICE Unit, and Gang Detectives worked tirelessly through the night on this case. Their relentless effort led to the arrest of Martinez within 24 hours of the homicide.
With the concurrence of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, SAPD Homicide detectives booked Edgar Martinez for PC 187(a), Murder, PC 29800(a)(1), Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and PC 186.22(b), Commit felony for the benefit of the gang.