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Juvenile arrested in murder case

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Oct 21 in connection to a murder that happened on May 28. The suspect fired a gun into a vehicle around 8pm on the 3500 block of West Valencia Drive, Fullerton, near Magnolia Avenue. The car slammed into a house damaging the outside, but not injuring the tenants.

Responding officers found a victim near the vehicle with gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was taken to a hospital and survived, FPD Corporal Billy Phu said.

A preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect was seen running from the scene eastbound on Valencia Avenue after the crash. Corporal Phu said it was unclear if the shooting was gang-related. Investigators said they believe the suspect and victims knew each other.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call Detective V. Chandler at (714) 738-6754.

Anonymous tips can be called into Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) 847-6227 or submitted online at occrimestoppers.org.


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