Santa Ana Murder Suspect Surrenders After Standoff

SANTA ANA (CBS) — A man suspected of fatally shooting his estranged wife in the head surrendered Saturday night after an hours-long standoff in Santa Ana’s Centennial Truck.

Jose Antonio Garcia, 34, holed up in his truck for hours, holding a gun to his head to keep police officers at bay at the intersection of Edinger Avenue and South Mohawk Drive. The area has been evacuated.

Garcia is believed to be behind a shooting in the 1300 block of South Mohawk in Santa Ana after noon Saturday. Police were called to the home, where they found 34-year-old Adriana Garcia shot twice in the head.

Garcia, who was the mother of five children ages 7 to 18, died Saturday night after being kept on life support until her family decided whether to have her organs harvested.

Garcia’s estranged husband is in custody, police said.

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  • Ary

    poor adriana she will be missed and will be in our hearts forever. Rest in peace.

  • Ary

    we love you. <3

  • Liz

    Saw That lowlife who shot her on TV
    Holding acgun to his head for hours
    Why didn’t he pull the trigger

    • crojas

      despite the situation<, both will be missed… cuz!!

  • Marilyn

    I knew them both and loved them very much. I tried to talk to Tony last week about his siuation and he said it was personal. He did say the only one in the world for him was Adiana. My heart is broken and she being the wonderful mother and person that she was will be painfully missed. My condllences to her beautiful children, family and friends.

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  • Ary

    Just today, we lost an amazing woman and with no doubt she will be MISSED. Tia rest in peace, your in a better place now, just take care of your children and ALL the people who TRULY LOVE YOU and wouldn’t have done anything to hurt you.
    R.I.P Adriana Garcia <3 October 18,2010

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