Tustin Police Respond To Call About Dead Man, 24, On Homeowner’s Lawn

TUSTIN (CBSLA.com)  —   Tustin Police, dispatched to a call about a man lying on a homeowner’s front lawn Sunday morning, learned the man had been fatally shot.

Around 6:05, police went to the home in the 600 block of W. Main Street — across from a church.

Orange County Fire Authority and Tustin Police responded to the scene and declared the man dead.

Police said the victim had a gunshot wound that “likely” contributed to his death.

The victim was later identified as Jose Peralta, 24. His last known address was in Orange, CA.

Officials said the victim had no connection to the location.  It is  also unknown if the victim’s injury occurred at the location where his body was found.

CBS 2’s Adrianna Weingold said it’s a quiet neighborhood. The homeowner learned of the body when police knocked on his door.

“Just looked like he was sleeping,” said John.

Peralta was found lying on hs back with a wound to the back of his head.

John said he didn’t hear anything strange last night.

Across the street, neighbor Sonny Pacho said he and his wife feel really safe in the area. This morning, though, not so much.

“You don’t really see or hear too much death coming from this area of Tustin,” he said, “but at the same time we were concerned.”

Investigators were on scene for hours looking for evidence including the use of metal detectors.

The investigation is ongoing and the Tustin Police Department is asking anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Tustin Police Department at (714) 573-3249.

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