Daniel Nestor, Luis Ramon Llanes and Ignacio David Morales Held in Fatal Shooting of Jorge Gonzales Valdez in Placentia Alley
Three men have been arrested for the gang-related murder of Jorge Gonzales Valdez, who was gunned down in a Placentia alley Dec. 23. Daniel Nestor, 19, 25-year-old laborer Luis Ramon Llanes and Ignacio David Morales, 21, were arrested on murder, conspiracy and gang charges after a multi-agency sweep of Placentia, Anaheim, Fullerton and La Habra that resulted in several arrests for gang-related crimes.
Several people heard gunshots near the 600 block of Placentia's Center Street Sunday morning, Dec. 23, and called 9-1-1. Officers arrived to a nearby alley around 5:20 a.m. to find 24-year-old Valdez suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died despite the life-saving efforts of police and paramedics.
The police investigation determined a confrontation between an unknown number of people took place in the alley before shots were fired. Detectives suspected a gang-related fatal shooting.
Orange County Jail records show Llanes was arrested on Jan. 5.
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Authorities say about 60 officers took part in the sweep that resulted in 12 arrests, and the confiscation of drugs, handguns, assault rifles, sawed-off shotguns and the vehicle believed to have been used in the Valdez shooting. Tips are still being collected at Orange County Crime Stoppers, 1.855.TIP.OCCS.
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