Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares, Held in Murder of Francisco Salgado Torres, Arraigned

Categories: 2013 Homicides

See Update No. 4 on Page 2 with Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares' arraignment details. Update No. 3 was on him being taken into custody after an overnight standoff. Update No. 2 has a new photo and more personal info about him. Update No. 1 identified him as the suspect.

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ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 16, 2:36 P.M.: A 48-year-old Anaheim man was shot and killed outside a Stanton bar and pool hall early Sunday.

Francisco Salgado Torres apparently got into some kind of altercation in front of the Oasis at 10448 Knott Ave. before he was shot multiple times, according to Orange County
sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock, the agency spokesman.

The call came in around 2 a.m. Sunday, Hallock added.

There is no known motive and no arrests have been made, the sheriff's official added.

UPDATE NO. 1, SEPT. 17, NOON: The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released photos of a man suspected of killing Francisco Torres outside Oasis bar and video from the entrance there:

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Photos show homicide suspect.

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The man who fatally shot Torres multiple times and fled the scene on foot is described as Hispanic, 5-foot to 5-foot-3 tall with a slim build.

"The suspect is known by the name 'Banda' and is known to frequent the Stanton and Anaheim areas, specifically the Oasis Bar and Mexico De Noche Bar in the city of Stanton," reads a statement from Lt. Jeff Hallock. "'Banda' has a cursive writing tattoo on his neck as well as a bar code tattoo on his wrist. He also has several other Aztec-type tattoos on his body."

Here is the video:

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators at 714.647.7055 or 714.647.7053. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crimestoppers at 855.847.6227 or occrimestoppers.org.


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DaniGirl949
DaniGirl949

They (whoever they are) should show the gal in the photo as well. As people are more open to start the whispers when they know a friend of a friend. 

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