Three Fullerton men were charged Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting in Anaheim that left one man dead and another wounded last summer.
Jacob Nolasco, 27, was charged with single counts each of murder, attempted murder, discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and participating in gang activity, all felonies. He faces a special circumstances sentencing enhancement for gang activity and also faces sentencing enhancements for discharge of a gun causing great bodily injury or death and gang activity.
Jacob Antunez, 24, and Dominick Sanchez, 27, were charged with single counts each of attempted murder, discharge of a gun at an inhabited dwelling and participating in gang activity, all felonies, and also face sentencing enhancements for gang activity.
The three were accused in the killing of 28-year-old Edwin Richard Ramirez-Hernandez and the wounding of another man, whose name was not released, according to Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department.
Police responded at about 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2020, to a shooting in the street at Citron Street and Bellevue Drive, Carringer said.
Ramirez-Hernandez, an Anaheim resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other victim, who was in his late 20s or early 30s, was hospitalized but survived, Carringer said.
Detectives suspect the defendants targeted the victims because they believed they were rival gang members, Carringer said, noting there is no evidence to suggest the victims had gang ties.
The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned May 20 in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.