ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 1, 2020) – At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, Anaheim police responded to the 600 block of N. Zeyn St. to investigate a report of a shooting inside a house. Officers entered the house and found 45-year-old Anaheim resident Jose Leroy Hurtado suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers extracted Jose from the house and provided first aid. Anaheim Fire & Rescue was staged at the scene and transported Jose to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Anaheim SWAT officers responded and ensured no other suspects or victims were inside.
Officers contacted Jose’s brother, Sergio Marcelino Hurtado, 36, of Anaheim, at the scene. After investigating the incident throughout the night and into the next day, homicide detectives booked Sergio into the Anaheim Detention Facility for 187(a) PC – Murder and 29800 PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Sergio is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Detectives do not believe there is any ongoing public safety risk and are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
Jose Leroy Hurtado
Sergio Marcelino Hurtado