Suspect held in May 21 murder

A PHOENIX man was arrested Friday for the murder of another man on May 21 in Anaheim (Shutterstock).

A suspect has been arrested in the May 21 fatal shooting of a man in Anaheim.

 According to the Anaheim Police Department, Aristeo Martinez, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona was arrested Friday for the killing of Deonte Marquis Lenin, 32, of Highland in an incident near the Gardenwalk center on Katella Avenue.


The incident last month took place in the parking structure of the Gardenwalk. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West Katella shortly after 2 a.m. regarding reports of a large fight and a shooting.

Officers found Lenin suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, Elian Tanori Aryavo of Phoenix, 21, was found in a different part of the structure having sustained blunt force trauma injuries. He was taken to an area hospital where he died.

APD homicide detectives identified Martinez as the suspect in Lenin’s death and arranged to have Phoenix police make the arrest. Martinez is being held in the Maricopa County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail pending extradition back to California.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call APD detectives at (714) 321-3669.

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