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Homicide investigation underway in Santa Ana after man shot while standing on sidewalk

CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (Aug. 16 AM Edition)
CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (Aug. 16 AM Edition) 01:56

Authorities were investigating a fatal gang-related shooting that occurred in Santa Ana on Monday. 

The shooting was first reported at around 3:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of N. Spurgeon Street. Santa Ana Police Department officers dispatched to the scene found a man lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. 

First responders with Orange County Fire Authority were also on the scene, and after attempting life-saving measures on the victim he was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. 

The victim, now identified as 20-year-old Santa Ana resident Alex Ruiz, was pronounced dead at the hospital after succumbing to injuries.

Late Tuesday evening, investigators revealed that they had taken 24-year-old convicted felon Edgar Martinez into custody. 

He was booked for murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and for committing a "felony for the benefit of the gang," police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call SAPD Homicide Section Detectives at (714) 245-8390.

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