Orange County Sheriff's Department cruisers. Photo by John Schreiber.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department cruisers. Photo by John Schreiber.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department cruisers. Photo by John Schreiber.

A Chino man suspected in the killing of a 51-year-old man and wounding of another man in a shooting provoked by a confrontation over gang graffiti near Anaheim was ordered released from custody Thursday when prosecutors declined to file immediately charges.

The gunfire erupted about 9:50 p.m. Sunday at Poona Drive and Lullaby Lane in an unincorporated area of Anaheim, according to Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.

David Steven Ortega, 32, was arrested Tuesday near his home and was booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of murder, Hallock said.

Ortega was being held without bail, but with prosecutors declining to immediately file charges, he was ordered to be released. Hallock said the investigation is continuing and more evidence is being gathered.

The victims, who were found in a Ford SUV, got into a confrontation with the gunman before he opened fire about “tagging” in the area, Hallock said.

Witnesses told investigators they heard gunshots and then saw as many as six men running away, Hallock said.

The fatally injured man was identified as David Bruce Douglas of Anaheim. The other victim, who is 39, is expected to survive, Hallock said.

— Wire Reports 

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