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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Homeless Shelter

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 15, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested 57-year-old Alvaro Mendoza Sahagun, an Anaheim resident, for the fatal stabbing of 36-year-old Marcos Zavala, also of Anaheim, at a homeless shelter.

On March 14, 2021, around 6 a.m., Anaheim police officers responded to the Salvation Army in the 1400 block of S. Salvation Place and located Zavala suffering from at least one stab wound. He died at a nearby hospital. Officers contacted Sahagun at the scene and detectives subsequently arrested him.

Sahagun was booked into the Anaheim Detention Facility for murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million. Detectives are not discussing a motive for the murder. Anyone with information related to the homicide is urged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.


Arrest Photo of Alvaro Mendoza SahagunArrest Photo of Marcos Zavala

Alvaro Mendoza Sahagun
Marcos Zavala

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