Angel "Minor" Rivera, OC Homicide No. 19: Gang Shooting Pinned on George Angel Galvin and Ismael Avalos

Categories: 2012 Homicides
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Angel "Minor" Rivera probably did not go into the long Memorial Day weekend expecting it would end like this:

With the Anaheim resident's 18-year-old body pressed against a cold slab for a scheduled autopsy today.

And another 18- and 19-year-old behind bars for Rivera's murder.

The teen had been in the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue, which is near La Palma Avenue and two blocks from Anaheim Regional Medical Center, when police Friday night received multiple reports of gunshots.

Just after 10:30 p.m., officers arrived to find Rivera lying in the middle of Mayfair with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead.

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R.I.P., Angel "Minor" Rivera
George Angel Galvan, 19, of Perris, was picked up on an unrelated probation violation Friday night and later arrested on suspicion of murder with a gang-sentencing enhancement for the shooting of Rivera.

Anaheim Police are tight-lipped about what links Galvan to the crime, as well as what information led to Saturday's arrest of Ismael Avalos, 18, of Anaheim, on suspicion of also murdering Rivera. Both suspects were held over the weekend in lieu of $1 million bond.

Investigators are still piecing together the case and ask anyone with information to call 714.765.1944.


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