Suspected Shooter Arrested In Santa Ana Restaurant Murder

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a man who was killed outside of a Santa Ana restaurant.

Santa Ana Homicide Detectives received a tip from an anonymous caller who identified the shooter as Ivan Sanchez from restaurant surveillance video. Detectives say they positively identified Sanchez and arrested him Thursday.

Authorities say Sanchez shot and killed Esteban Navarrete, 35, on Feb. 13 outside of Maricos La Ola Restaurant in Santa Ana. Police say there was an argument inside the restaurant between two groups of men –which did not include Navarrete –over which state in Mexico is best. The fight continued outside. When Navarrete and his family decided to leave, Sanchez allegedly shot him in the head.

Ivan Sanchez was booked into the Orange County Jail on one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He is being held on a $1 million bail.


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