Homicide detectives are turning to the public for help in finding the shooter of 15-year-old Edgar Jovany Campos, who was shot Nov. 7 in the 400 block of North Laurel in Santa Ana and died early Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
Campos was walking in the area around 6:40 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, striking the teen once in the upper torso and then driving off in an unknown direction, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. No description of the vehicle or shooter(s) is available, cops add.
Orange County Fire Authority paramedics took the Santa Ana boy to UCI Medical Center for treatment. He was taken off life support early Thursday, and what had been an attempted murder investigation became a murder probe, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Ana homicide detectives at 714.245.8390 or leave an anonymous tip with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or via occrimestoppers.org.
This case qualifies for Santa Ana's gang homicide reward program that offers up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of gang homicide or felony gang assault suspects. Call 714.245.8648 if you have information about such suspects.