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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Homicide Suspect Arrested and Victim Identification

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 4, 2023) – Homicide detectives have arrested 72–year-old Anaheim resident Jeffrey Ferguson for the murder of his wife.

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, just after 8 p.m., the Anaheim Police Communications Center received reports of a shooting that occurred at a residence on the 8500 block of E. Canyon Vista Dr. Upon officers’ arrival, they located 65-year-old Sheryl Ferguson inside the residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Sheryl Ferguson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers contacted Jeffrey Ferguson, an Orange County Superior Court Judge, at the location and arrested him for murder without incident. Jeffrey Ferguson was booked into the Anaheim Police Department’s Detention Facility in lieu of $1 million bail.

Detectives are not disclosing any additional details at this time because the investigation is ongoing.

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