Santa Ana

Fatal shooting suspect arrested

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN from Gardena has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a man in Santa Ana on Jan. 22 (Shutterstock).

Santa Ana police have arrested a suspect in the Jan. 22 fatal shooting of a Moreno Valley man.

According to the SAPD, homicide detectives booked Mateo Jerome Paul, 19, of Gardena for the murder of 18-year-old Zion Gonzalez. The victim died from gunshot wounds to his upper torso in an incident in the 300 block of West Fifth Street.

The investigation that followed the shooting indicated that the shooting took place outside The West End Kitchen and Pub shortly after an “altercation” inside. Surveillance video led detectives to identify and arrest the suspect.

Police believe that all of the parties involved were out-of-county gang members.

Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call SAPD Homicide Section Detectives at (714) 245-8390.

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