Jeffery Enriquez I.D.'d as 18 y.o. Man Shot Dead in Santa Ana: Update

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post identifying the victim.

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ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 11:49 A.M.: A man was found shot to death in Santa Ana early today.

Police had received a call around 1 a.m. about a body down in the 1400 block of South Standard Avenue, an area known for gang activity, according to Santa Ana Police Sgt. Richard Weber.

But when contacted by City News Service, Weber conceded it's not yet been determined if this was a gang shooting.

The man was not identified pending notification of next of kin.

Homicide detectives are collecting clues as to what prompted the man's demise. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 714.245.8390. That's also the number tipsters call to be eligible for monetary rewards the Santa Ana Police Department offers for information leading to the arrest of gang homicide or felony gang assault suspects.

Anonymous tips may be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1.855.TIP.OCCS.

UPDATE, JAN. 29, 1:30 P.M.: The 18-year-old found shot to death in the 1400 block of South Standard, Santa Ana, on Jan. 24, has been positively identified as Jeffery Enriquez of Santa Ana, according to police.

Homicide detectives are still asking that anyone with information about the shooting contact their office at 714.245.8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1.855.TIP.OCCS.

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Jorge Solis
Jorge Solis

Fernando Hernandez everyone is concetrated in the other murder that it looks like there ignoring this one smh!!

Jorge Solis
Jorge Solis

Fernando Hernandez nobody cares about this murder smh!!! Now we have a real killer in the streets!


The show of violence has caused many to wonder out aloud why so many bystanders rather than coming to the woman's aid chose to watch and even egg on the fight on, whilst others chose to videotape it. This whilst a young woman was violently set upon by a gang of people. None of whom even attempted to at least quell the violence. 

Which raises the question. What is more savage? The mortal beating Kim Pham received or the throng of bystanders feeding off the violence for their own amusement? Perhaps the release of the image of a new suspect will bring authorities closer to that answer.... 

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