Garden Grove

Suspect held in attempted homicides

A SUSPECT was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with two attempted homicides, an armed robbery and an attempted carjacking in Garden Grove.

A suspect described only a male was arrested early Saturday morning in Garden Grove in connection with a robbery, an double attempted homicide and an attempted carjacking.

According to Sgt. Mario Martinez of the GGPD, the incident took place around 2:26 a.m. in the area of Buaro Street and Harbor Boulevard.  Officers responding to a report of shots fired found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds connected to a robbery.

One of the victims had been shot in the back and the other in the chest. They were taken to a local hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

A short time later, another report came in about a man armed with a rifle trying to carjack a car in the area of Harbor and Garden Grove boulevards. Responding officers detained a suspect matching the suspect’s description. A rifle was found nearby and stolen property from the robbery was found on the suspect’s person, say police.

Person information and a photo of the suspect are not being released as the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the GGPD’s Detective Bureau at (714) 741-5800.

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