Janet Jimenez, 17-year-Old Girl Riding in Car in Santa Ana, is Shot Dead

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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As the last commenter indicates, R.I.P. Janet Jimenez.

Janet Jimenez, a 17-year-old from Santa Ana, was riding in a car late Friday with friends when someone fired into the vehicle, striking her in the upper torso and killing her.

This happened in the area of Townsend and Monte Vista around 11:55 p.m., when the shooting prompted the driver to pull into a gas station, where police were called.

Someone commented on another blog that Jimenez "was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Santa Ana Police had dribbled out few details other than that, although this gives a clue the shooting may be gang related: The agency noted in its advisory about the incident that police offer monetary rewards for information leading to the arrest of gang homicide or felony gang assault suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 714.245.8390.

Because such crimes can lead to retribution against witnesses, Santa Ana homicide detectives also note that anonymous tips may be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1.855.TIP.OCCS.

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ed.botsko
ed.botsko

I thought that Santa Ana was the bastion of white, conservative, law and order... What happened?  

timo3004
timo3004

So sad RIP !!! I wish these trolls on here would have some respect for the dead !! If you don`t have anything respectful to say keep it to your self !!!

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776

rest in peace


PLEASSSEEEEEEE


TO THE COMMUNITY,


WORK WITH THE POLICE to rid the area of KNOWN bad people


that in turn will have the police work better with you and help get rid of bad officers as all try and work towards a better life


which starts with getting the bad into jail


again


REST IN PEACE 

lbazu
lbazu

Such a terrible loss, but it's a 17yr old, out on a Friday night, at 11:55pm. Where are the parents or guardians at? It's really unfortunate that this occurred, but a minor out that late is unacceptable! 

Estela Figueroa
Estela Figueroa

At that time, there were 8 squad cars at my front yard apprehending me (sitting inside one of their car handcuffed when I heard the dispatcher calling for a shooting incident) for loud music, and was issued a ticket. In which these so called police should have been patrolling the streets for other citizens safety.

Ana Bella
Ana Bella

RIP... This violence needs to end...

Betty Tapia
Betty Tapia

So sad and tragic, prayers for the family

Cristal Carrillo
Cristal Carrillo

She was gang affiliated FYI... she was one of my brother's close friends

Damaris Garcia
Damaris Garcia

SHE WAS NOT AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. THOSE ASSHOLES HAD A FUCKING CHOICE. THEY SHOULD OF NEVER DONE IT. THEY WILL PAY FOR THIS.

Marilyn Caballero
Marilyn Caballero

As if you didn't know, this young lady graduated early with my friends and I included. She was very smart, ALWAYS kept a smile on her face and never let anything bring her down. Her being in a car and getting shot at doesn't mean she's in ' bad steps'. She was not in 'bad steps' at all. None of this is her fault. I just hope they find the stupid cowards and make them pay for what they've done. Now if you don't know her please stop the rude comments cause I sure as hell know you aren't any different. Rest In Peace Janet. You will forever remain in each and everyone of our hearts and forever you will be remembered as being that happy, caring and beautiful young lady we all knew. ✨

Miriamm Ghee
Miriamm Ghee

ThankYou Orlando de los Santos and hell yea she was a close friend of mine ❤ i cant believe it was u who got hit with that bullet!!! LOOKING THRU UR PICKS MAKES ME CRY AND THINK ITS A BAD DREAM I SWEAR I FEEL ITS ALL A BAD JOKE AND SHE IS ALIVE! NO ONE EXPECTEd FOR HER TO BE THE ONE WHO GOT HIT BY A BULLET WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS ★JANET JIMENEZ★ (7/4/1996—5/16/2014) WE LOVE YOU❤

Miriamm Ghee
Miriamm Ghee

ThankYou Orlando de los Santos and hell yea she was a close friend of mine ❤ i cant believe iy was u who got hit with that bullet!!! LOOKING THRU UR PICKS MAKES ME CRY AND THINK ITS A BAD DREAM I SWEAR I FEEL ITS ALL A BAD JOKE AND SHE IS ALIVE! NO ONE EXPECTEF FOR HER TO BE THE ONE WHO GOT HIT BY A BULLET WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS ❤ ★JANET JIMENEZ★ (7/4/1996—5/16/2014) WE LOVE YOU❤❤

Rene Antunez
Rene Antunez

I guess the song was wrong, your nobody till somebody loves you", it's the other way "your nobody till somebody kills you". .. may you rest in peace

Alex Meza
Alex Meza

I blame it on the grammar police!

Jon Wolslau
Jon Wolslau

Kill everything that bothers u even your family then when uve killd everything n ure still a fucked up pos then what.

Orlando de los Santos
Orlando de los Santos

Many people didn't noe this girl but ill I gotta say is that she was a young girl that was always happy and she was always with a positive mind just because she was in a car that late doesn't mean she was doing bad stuff I was a friend of her and she was not a bad person trust Miriamm Ghee was a close friend of her and she better than anyone knows that she wasn't a bad girl like all you people are saying

ITz Bass
ITz Bass

Choose who you Hang out wisely .

Ruby Williams
Ruby Williams

Maybe she rejected a person wanting to talk to her. She refuse his offer. And he shot her to death. Ladies has the right to refuse a relation if she does not want you involed in her everyday plans. So nothing' gives you the right to take her life.

Lori Vazquez
Lori Vazquez

Mireya Vazquez see She Was At The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time ... Well Atleast Shes No Longer In This Messed Up World

Starr Aubertin
Starr Aubertin

Daniel Reyes :/ the comments show that none of them knew her, but you did ,prove them wrong?

Ezah Clownz
Ezah Clownz

R.I.P. BBY GIRL ! NEVER FORGOTTEN 05-16-14 who ever did this to u will be found

Sandy Bee
Sandy Bee

Rest In Paradiseee My Doll.....

JJ Gore
JJ Gore

Evan White should run for Santa Ana city council, he sounds just like them.

Evan White
Evan White

These things do happen all over the world. In LA they happen every week. Yet the sheltered little boys and girls living behind the Orange Curtain seem to think Santa Ana is a dangerous place. Try experiencing life outside your tiny little bubble for once and you'll see Santa Ana is practically Disneyland compared to REAL crime ridden cities.

Jon Wolslau
Jon Wolslau

The way satan teaches its disciples how to deal w issues is to kill. I hope they like hell God burns murderers.

Sonia Rivas
Sonia Rivas

Laura Olivia Rivas Victor Hugo Omana sucks :/

ed.botsko
ed.botsko

@lbazu Maybe her parents were in the car with her? I would say to Ibazu.. MIND YOUR OWN DAMNED BUSINESS... The girl was murdered and none of your judgemental attitude will do one bit of good...Just STFU 

ezahclownz
ezahclownz

She wasnt in gangs just cus she ur brother close friends dont mean she in gangs

ezahclownz
ezahclownz

U dont even know her wtf so for ur FYI dont try to say some shit thats not true as a matter of fact take ur comment of cus it look stupid

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