Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares, Held in Murder of Francisco Salgado Torres, Arraigned

See Update No. 4 on Page 2 with Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares' arraignment details. Update No. 3 was on him being taken into custody after an overnight standoff. Update No. 2 has a new photo and more personal info about him. Update No. 1 identified him as the suspect.

ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 16, 2:36 P.M.: A 48-year-old Anaheim man was shot and killed outside a Stanton bar and pool hall early Sunday.

Francisco Salgado Torres apparently got into some kind of altercation in front of the Oasis at 10448 Knott Ave. before he was shot multiple times, according to Orange County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock, the agency spokesman.

The call came in around 2 a.m. Sunday, Hallock added.

There is no known motive and no arrests have been made, the sheriff's official added.

UPDATE NO. 1, SEPT. 17, NOON: The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released photos of a man suspected of killing Francisco Torres outside Oasis bar and video from the entrance there:

Photos show homicide suspect.
Photos show homicide suspect.
Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department

The man who fatally shot Torres multiple times and fled the scene on foot is described as Hispanic, 5-foot to 5-foot-3 tall with a slim build.

"The suspect is known by the name 'Banda' and is known to frequent the Stanton and Anaheim areas, specifically the Oasis Bar and Mexico De Noche Bar in the city of Stanton," reads a statement from Lt. Jeff Hallock. "'Banda' has a cursive writing tattoo on his neck as well as a bar code tattoo on his wrist. He also has several other Aztec-type tattoos on his body."

Here is the video:

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators at 714.647.7055 or 714.647.7053. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crimestoppers at 855.847.6227 or occrimestoppers.org.

UPDATE NO. 2, SEPT. 19, 3:20 P.M.: The sheriff's department now has a full name for its murder suspect: Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares, 43.

Homicide detectives also have two aliases for him: Noe Hernandez and Antonio Maldanada.

The agency also released a full-length shot of him:

Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares, Held in Murder of Francisco Salgado Torres, Arraigned

Anyone with information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators at 714.647.7055 or 714.647.7053 or leave anonymous with Orange County Crimestoppers at 855.847.6227) or occrimestoppers.org.

UPDATE NO. 3, SEPT. 20, 8:50 A.M.: Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares was put behind bars early today after a three-hour standoff.

Orange County sheriff's SWAT team members had surrounded an the area of Lampson Avenue and Haster Street just after midnight, and the 43-year-old finally surrendered around 3 a.m., according to authorities.

UPDATE NO. 4, SEPT. 23, 8:56 A.M.: Leonbardo "Banda" Valladares is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death.

He is currently being held in Orange County Jail on $1 million bail.

An Orange County District Attorney's office arraignment statement accuses him of starting the altercation outside Oasis Bar with Francisco Salgado Torres, shooting the 48-year-old twice and then fleeing on foot. Valladares was well known to Oasis Bar staff and patrons.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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