Irving Castillo Jimenez I.D.'d as 18 y.o. Shot Dead in Anaheim; Eric Sanchez Lopez, Casey Sanchez Lopez, Luis Arturo Calderon Arrested

Categories: 2013 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post with police identifying the dead 18-year-old victim and three men arrested for his murder, all of Anaheim.

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ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 5, 12:57 P.M.: What began as a verbal fight at a Circle K store in Anaheim early Saturday ended with a man being shot to death at a nearby apartment complex, according to police.

The unidentified man, who sustained multiple gunshots in the courtyard in the 800 block of North Loara Street around 2:30 a.m., was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he later died.

Police believe the shooting may be gang-related because witnesses told investigators they thought they heard someone yelling a gang name after the shots rang out, according to Sergeant Bob Dunn, the Anaheim department's spokesman.

The same investigation uncovered the previous argument at the Circle K.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on the dead fellow today.

UPDATE, AUG. 5, 4:08 P.M.: The 18-year-old shot dead has been identified as Irving Castillo Jimenez, 18, of Anaheim, according to Sergeant Bob Dunn, the Anaheim department's spokesman.

Around 2 p.m. Saturday, three Anaheim residents were arrested in the 1200 block of West North Street in connection of the shooting. Dunn identified them as: Eric Sanchez Lopez, 27; Casey Sanchez Lopez, 22; and Luis Arturo Calderon, 27, all of Anaheim.

All were booked at the Anaheim Police Department Temporary Detention Facility on suspicion of murder with street terrorism gang enhancements and held without bail, Dunn said.

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James Creely
James Creely

then they might was well call the apts. "The Circle K Apartments"

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

Shit, that's like a mile from me..Probably happened at the Monte Verde apartments around the corner, but I'm surprised it didn't happen at the Post Office next door - the place is just as bad. There's a Walmart about 500 yards away where there was a shooting 2 years ago in the parking lot. And the most disgusting apartment complexes with the creatures that inhabit them are all around..Monte Verde is just one of them.

Greg Chavez
Greg Chavez

I would love to know when we're going to REALLY start working on this gang problem in SoCal. It's a huge ongoing issue that no one seems to be dealing with or even acknowledging.


@Greg Chavez The last time they tried, their "residents" rioted and smashed up windows of local businesses and protested in the streets during business hours. All to protect the rights of their dead gangbanger relatives.

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