Suspect Wanted for Murdering Man Inside Illegal Internet Cafe Arrested

Suspect Wanted for Murdering Man Inside Illegal Internet Cafe Arrested
Photo: victim Gabriel Shaun Garcia

A man has been arrested for murdering another man inside an illegal Internet café in Anaheim.

The incident took place on June 19, 2020.  The victim was 33-year-old Gabriel Shaun Garcia of Anaheim.  “Garcia had suffered at least one gunshot wound and the investigation revealed he had been dead for about a day before he was discovered,” according to the release.  Anaheim Homicide Detectives found Garcia inside the Internet café, located at in the 900 block of S. Magnolia Avenue, about about 2:15 AM on June 20, 2020.

This began a 4-month investigation, resulting in the identification and arrest of the murder suspect on October 14th.  The suspect, 41-year-old Lionel Raphael Cruz of Santa Ana, was found in the 2400 block of Tustin Avenue in Santa Ana and taken into custody by Anaheim police investigators.

He was out on bail for an unrelated gun possession offense at the time.

Cruz was charged with murder and felon in possession of a firearm.  He is being held at the Anaheim Detention Facility on $10 million bail.

“Detectives have declined to discuss possible motives for the homicide and details about the evidence that led to the identification of Cruz as the suspect,” states the release

Suspect Wanted for Murdering Man Inside Illegal Internet Cafe Arrested was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by admin
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