A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of two men — one of them fatally — during a confrontation over gang graffiti near Anaheim, authorities said Wednesday.
Edgar Ramirez of Anaheim was booked Tuesday night following questioning by Orange County sheriff’s investigators, according to Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock. Ramirez agreed to come in for questioning, the lieutenant said.
Ramirez was being held without bail, according to Orange County Jail records.
The fatal victim — 51-year-old David Bruce Douglas of Anaheim — was shot on July 19 at Poona Drive and Lullaby Lane in an unincorporated area of Anaheim, Hallock said. The other victim, who is 39, is expected to survive, Hallock said.
The victims, who were found in a Ford SUV, had been involved in a confrontation with at least one suspect 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.
Ramirez’s arrest follows the booking of David Steven Ortega, 32, of Chino, on July 21. Ortega was released July 23 after prosecutors declined to immediately file charges.
Ortega remains under suspicion as authorities continue to investigate the case, Hallock said.
— City News Service
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