A man who was found shot in an Anaheim gutter Sunday and later died from his injuries has been identified by the county coroner as Larry Cruz, 48, of Anaheim.
Police got a call shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday about a man in a residential street, near the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard and Valencia Street, according to Lt. Eric Trapp of the Anaheim Police Department.
Cruz was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with undisclosed injuries, Trapp said. That's where Cruz was pronounced deceased at 2:52 p.m. Monday, according to the Orange County Coroner's Office.
The shooting investigation continues, and anyone with information can leave a tip, even anonymously, with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS), via occrimestoppers.org or by texting to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) from a cell phone. (All text messages should begin with the letters “OCCS”.)
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