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Suspect in 2017 murder is arrested

ANAHEIM POLICE have arrested a suspect in the 2017 killing of a Placentia man (Shutterstock)

Anaheim police have arrested a suspect in the 2017 murder of a 27-year-old Placentia man.

According to Sgt. Shane Carringer, Luis Alberto Garcia Arias, 36, of Jurupa Vallewas arrested on Thursday for the killing of Rafael Luna. Arias was taken into custody in Riverside and is being held in lieu of $3 million bail.

The original incident took place on Nov.24, 2017 when APD officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 2500 block of East Terrace St. in Anaheim.


Arriving officers found Luna suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was taken to a local hospital, but died as a result of his injuries.

Using information from witnesses, surveillance video and DNA technology, Arias was identified as the suspect. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Anaheim Police Department at (714) 321-3669.


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