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A 21-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing a Santa Ana teen was in custody Wednesday, police said.
Matthew Jacob Granados turned himself in to Tustin Police Wednesday morning and was interviewed by Santa Ana police detectives, said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. He was then booked on suspicion of manslaughter, Bertagna said.
Police responded at around 11:45 p.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting at the suspect’s residence in the 3600 block of West Hazard Avenue, Bertagna said.
Officers found a 16-year-old boy, identified as Alex Adrian Ramirez, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, Bertagna said. Ramirez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators that the suspect had fired from a dark two-door vehicle before speeding off, but police said they found evidence that suggests the shooting took place inside a bedroom of the home.
“(Investigators) obtained a search warrant … and located what they believe is the actual crime scene, one of the bedrooms,” Bertagna said, adding that officers also discovered inside the home the gun they believed was used to kill Ramirez.
“At this point, we don’t know if this was an accidental shooting that went wrong or an intentional act that was done by (Granados). At this point, we don’t know,” Bertagna said.
Police said the suspect’s mother may have dropped him off at an unknown location after the shooting, Bertagna said.
Granados’ father, Alexander Christopher Granados, 41, has been arrested on suspicion of accessory after the fact, Bertagna said.
—City News Service