A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of what police described as an acquaintance in Santa Ana last month has two pending cases of robbery and attempted robbery, according to court records obtained Monday.
Carlos Alexander Gonzalez was arrested Sunday and booked on suspicion of killing 20-year-old Bryan Anthony Steubing of Santa Ana.
Gonzalez was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on his two other pending cases. He may be charged with the killing as well Tuesday.
Gonzalez is charged with attempted robbery, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a sawed-off shotgun, for his part in an attempted stickup of a man riding to work on his bicycle in Costa Mesa on July 30, 2016, according to court records.
Gonzalez is also charged in connection with the strong-arm robbery and beating of a victim in Santa Ana on Oct. 19, 2016, who had her cellphone taken, according to court records.
Gonzalez was charged this year with methamphetamine usage and possession of Xanax on Oct. 17, 2017, according to court records.
Steubing was gunned down about 3:40 a.m. on May 19 in the 3100 block of South Main Street, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
Gonzalez and Steubing are “acquaintances,” Bertagna said.
“He’s been a person of interest from day one, so it was just a matter of getting enough evidence to issue a warrant for his arrest,” Bertagna said.
Investigators initially believed it was a gang-related shooting, but now doubt that, Bertagna said.
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