[UPDATED with Arrest:] Tyler Sanchez, OC Homicide No. 37: He and Pal Shot Walking in Garden Grove

Categories: 2011 Homicides
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UPDATE, AUG. 16, 4:02 P.M.: A gang member on parole for weapons charges was arrested Monday afternoon for the murder of Tyler Sanchez and attempted murder of Mauricio Marin, according to Garden Grove Police.

Ivan Castellanos, 21, of Orange, was arrested around 2 p.m. after being pulled over on Main Street at Katella Avenue.

Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, the department spokesman, did not divulge what led investigators to suspect Castellanos, whose booking photo is not being released at this time as the probe progresses. The weapon used in the shootings has yet to be recovered, Nightengale added.

Sanchez, a 22-year-old gang member from Costa Mesa, was walking away from a convenience store with his pal Marin, 24, of Garden Grove, just before 5 p.m. Saturday when they encountered a car with a gang member inside, the police spokesman said.

That man, believed to be Castellanos, fired a gun at the pair for reasons unknown. Sanchez died shortly after arriving at UCI Medical Center in Orange, while Marin was admitted there in critical condition.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15, 12:46 P.M.: Tyler Sanchez was walking through Garden Grove with his friend just before 5 p.m. Saturday when shots rang out.

Police arrived in the 12200 block of Lampson Avenue, near Janet Street, to find 22-year-old Costa Mesa resident Sanchez and his pal Mauricio Marin, 24, of Garden Grove, on the ground nursing gunshot wounds.

They were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where Sanchez died of his injuries. Marin is expected to survive his wounds.

According to Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, Sanchez was a known gang member, and gang members are believed to have shot him. Marin's affiliation to gangs was not released.

No description was provided of the killer or killers. Nightengale asked anyone who knows anything to contact his department's detectives at 714.741.5800

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18 comments
babiigiggl3s
babiigiggl3s

my name is amber i was tylers GF when he worked for albertson's i loved tyler dearly and i dont understand how this could have happened to him. if anyone still reads this blog could anyone tell me where he is buried my email is amberarriola@gmail.com. i saw  him in 2010 and we hung out for the first time in years he still had that same old endearment. GOD how i do miss him i really do i looked for him when i got out but never knew what had happened to him. i am so sorry to read what had happened to him. tyler i am so happy all your pain is gone. we were both caught up in our addiction we lost contact i am so sorry i lost contact i am so sorry that i never got to say good bye i am sooooo sorry that the night in homeboys garage was the last time i got to be in your arms. rest in peace baby i will always miss you and love you and i am sorry again i wasnt there.

Dirkthejerk41
Dirkthejerk41

r.i.p tyler dude your were like a brother to me back in the day and still are man

x666x
x666x

haha.......ha

Golden1ow
Golden1ow

I was at Tyler's funeral today and to see such a young life cut short was such a tragedy. He was trying to turn his life around and now, will never have the opportunity to do so. His older sister just died 2 months ago, and now the family has lost their youngest son. Please have some respect for his family at this time. No one should ever have to go through what this family is going through regardless of gang affiliation or not.

MAMA41
MAMA41

TYLER, A LIFE CUT SHORT... YOU WILL BE MISSED.....PRAYERS GO OUT TO THOSE YOU LEFT BEHIND. RIP...TYLER

Missing Tye
Missing Tye

To say that the family is saddened by Tyler's death is an understatement.  He will never get married, have children, laugh, have another conversation with his mother.  He will never play with his little sister, she will never even get to know him, he won't ever kick it with his brother, hang out with his favorite cousins, or all his crazy aunts or his uncles, or his grandfather or his dad or his grandmother.  He will never attend a family holiday, celebrate another birthday and he will never be forgotten. 

Amarin_714
Amarin_714

To those who talk there shit....have sum damn respect n keep ur mouth shut n ur negative comments to ur self cuz nobody gives a s... Wut you think!!!!!!!!

Caballero39
Caballero39

Rest in peace Tyler our memerios wont be forgotton

Amarin_714
Amarin_714

R.I.P. TYLER YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS AND YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED....MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY

Amarin_714
Amarin_714

i dnt see what the fuk is so funnny u dumb fuk!!!

Patrishki
Patrishki

I couldn't agree with you more and thank you. Regardless of any affiliation no one deserves for this to happen. And for those of you who didn't know this young man, keep your judgement too yourself!! He was someones son, grandson, brother, cousin, and nephew who brightens a room when he entered it. I know this cause he is my beloved nephew.

Dkminfv
Dkminfv

Karma is a bitch... what goes around comes around... tyler had ratted on his so called homies in FV... and tried to soot one of them... so what goes around comes around!

Patrishki
Patrishki

Well like his aunt. I thought of him as a nephew. Watched him grow up with his family. RIP Tyler

Htepunks
Htepunks

Did you get props for writing such bulls@it?? Clearly you didn't know Tyler to call him a rat stupid!!!This kid was firecly loyal to his family and friends and to get shot by some loser who couldn't have a beef with his fist is a pussy!!! All u punks out there who fight with guns are scardy cat wimps who couldn't have a normal fist fight cause they are too stupid and pussys. Period!! Tyler tried to soot someone? Do u mean shoot because learn how to spell!!! He tried to shoot someone is ludacris!!! Get a life!!!

Nonyabizz2008
Nonyabizz2008

You are stupid and know nothing. That is so far from the truth...clearly you are a pussy wannabe and will end up someones Biatch one day.

Htegngbngrs
Htegngbngrs

Yeah clarify who you are calling a liar!!!

Nonyabizz2008
Nonyabizz2008

HK who are you calling a liar? Just curious..not real clear who's reply you meant this for.

HK
HK

mentirosa!

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