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Suspect held in Jan. 16 shooting

A 27-YEAR-OLD Santa Ana man has been arrested for a shooting in January that wounded two persons (Shutterstock).

A suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 16 shooting from a tow truck in Santa Ana that resulted in the wounding of two persons.

According to Santa Ana police, Jesus Angel Lopez, 27, was located and arrested in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday and transferred to the custody of the SAPD.  He was booked into the Santa Ana Jail for attempted homicide.

Lopez was wanted in an incident that took place in the early morning. Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 900 block of West Bishop Street. Upon arrival, officers found two victims with gunshot wounds to the legs. Orange County Fire Authority personnel transported the victims – a 13-year-old girl and a man – to local hospitals with wounds that were not life threatening.

Through the interviewing of victims and witnesses, police learned that shots had been fired by a male suspect driving a white tow truck. Upon canvassing the area they found the suspect vehicle abandoned in the middle of the street in a nearby neighborhood. Police seized the truck as evidence.

Upon further investigation, police identified Lopez as the suspect and an arrest warrant was issued for him on Jan. 19. In collaboration with state and Mexican authorities, Lopez was found and taken into custody.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call (714) 245-8390.


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