UPDATE, FEB. 17, 9:14 A.M.: Jamie de Castilla Campos has been identified as the man who was found shot dead late Feb. 12 on East Pine Street. He was a Santa Ana gang member suspected of being shot during a drug deal, Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas said during a news conference Wednesday. There is no shooter description available, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department spokesman. Click here for the Go Fund Me campaign mounted by Campos’ mother to raise money to bury her 18-year-old son.
ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 13, 11:52 A.M.: Santa Ana Police Homicide Unit detectives are dealing with a second fatal shooting from Sunday night that they believe is gang-related.
Multiple calls sent cops to an alley behind 620 E. Pine St., Santa Ana, around 10:40 p.m., when a man was found down from a gunshot wound, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
That’s less than a mile and a half from the Cubbon Street location.
Orange County Fire Authority paramedics also responded and pronounced the unidentified male deceased at 10:55 p.m., the police department spokesman said.
“The case appears to be gang-related,” says Bertagna, who did not indicate whether the two shootings appear to be related. “SAPD homcide detectives are investigating and attempting to locate witnesses.”
If that is you or you have relevant information, contact the SAPD Homicide Unit at 714.245.8390.
Did you know that the Santa Ana Police Department offers monetary rewards to anyone with information leading to the arrest of gang homicide suspects? This program applies to gang-related homicides committed within the City of Santa Ana and reward amounts can range from $100 to $50,000. To participate, call 714.245.8648 or visit www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pd/gang_homicide_reward.