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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