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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Murder Suspect Arrest / Victim Identification

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – Anaheim Police Investigators have located and arrested Fernando Garcia, 39, of Anaheim for the murder of 34-year-old Francisco Villagomez, also of Anaheim.

On Sunday, April 25, at about 7 p.m., Anaheim Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 200 block of E. Clifton Street in the City of Anaheim. Officers located Francisco Villagomez suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Villagomez was pronounced deceased on scene.

The resulting investigation identified Garcia as the shooting suspect. On Monday, April 26, at about 10:30 p.m., Anaheim PD Investigators located Garcia in a vehicle in the City of San Bernardino near the 215 Freeway and Baseline Road. Garcia was taken into custody without incident. Garcia is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The weapon used in the murder has not been recovered. Detectives have declined to discuss the details about motives or the evidence that lead to the identification of Garcia as the suspect.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Detail at 714-321-3669 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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