A 19-year-old man attempting to re-enter the U.S. has been arrested for the shooting death of Jose Luis Ortiz Dejesus.
The suspect, identified as Yonic Montealvan-Saldivar, had fled before officers arrived at the scene just after 9 p.m. on Monday, May 30th. The 32-year-old victim was found inside a townhouse located in the 2600 block of Calle San Francisco in San Juan Capistrano, struck by gunfire. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Montealvan-Saldivar was identified as a potential suspect after investigators reviewed evidence, and he was apprehended eleven days later.
“On June 10, 2022, at about 9 a.m., Montealvan-Saldivar was detained at the Calexico West Port of Entry in Calexico, CA by the US Customs and Border Protection as he was entering the United States,” according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “He was transferred to the custody of the Calexico Police Department and booked into the Imperial County Jail on a warrant.”
Montealvan-Saldivar was transported back to Orange County on June 13th. He was subsequently booked into jail on homicide charges.