[UPDATED with Victim and Suspect I.D.'s, Charges:] Luis Arreola, OC Homicide No. 10: Shot Outside Apartments
|Suspect Kain Espinoza|
Six suspects from Anaheim, Commerce, Montebello and Los Angeles had their Wednesday arraignments on charges of murder and conspiracy to sell and distribute methamphetamine continued to May 22.
|Booking photos courtesy of OCDA|
|Juan Carlos Carranza|
Juan Carlos Carranza, 24, and Alma Lopez Trinidad, 25, both of Anaheim, conspired with Arreola to steal meth from dealers Rocio Alejandra Badilla, 21, and Jose Felix Zepeda, 39, both of Los Angeles, Agustin Vazquez Velazquez, 26, of Montebello, and Kain Espinoza, 27, of Commerce.
Trinidad contacted Espinoza and Velazquez last Wednesday about scoring three pounds of meth, which would be supplied by Zepeda. Later in the day, Carranza went to Velazquez's home with Arreola and an unidentified man.
|Alma Lopez Trinidad|
Badilla, Espinoza, Velazquez and Zepeda are accused of kidnapping the man and forcing him to drive them to Carranza's apartment on East Clifton Avenue, where Arreola was later found shot in the neck.
After the shooting, the dealers allegedly left with their looted drugs.
Carranza and Trinidad are charged with one felony count each of murder, first degree residential burglary, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
|Rocio Alejandra Badilla|
If convicted on all counts, Carranza could get 45 years to life in state prison and Trinidad may draw 35 years to life.
Badilla, Zepeda, Velazquez and Espinoza are charged with one felony count of murder, two felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, and one felony count of kidnapping to commit a robbery.
|Jose Felix Zepeda|
Convictions could bring Zepeda and Velazquez sentences of life without the possibility of parole.
Badilla faces up to 35 years to life and Espinoza 33 years to life with guilty verdicts.
|Agustin Vasquez Velazquez|
The unidentified man has not been charged as he apparently did not know what he was walking into.
ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 26, 9:15 A.M.: Anaheim Police received numerous calls of shots fired before arriving around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment complex in the 300 block of East Clifton Avenue, where a man on the front walkway had been shot.
He was rushed to emergency, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His name and age have not been revealed.
Gang and homicide investigators need clues. If you have any information that can help them, call 714.765.1944.
With five, Anaheim so far has half of Orange County's homicides this year.
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