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Santa Ana Police Department
Friday March 4th, 2016 :: 03:53 p.m. PST


UPDATE - SAPD Detectives Investigating A Stabbing Death


Suspect arrested; Juan Angel Rivera (21) Santa Ana - no booking photo at this time, will update when available.

Suspected will be booked for the charge of Murder.

Victim has been identified as Nathan Joe Alfaro (23) Westminster.

Original Message:
Victim: Male Hispanic (23) Identification Pending Family Notification

Summary: Thu, 3/3/16 10:37pm, Officers responded to DTSA Underground (Nightclub) at 220 East 3rd Street reference a call of a stabbing. The male victim was inside the venue listening to punk music, when an altercation ensued and the suspect stabbed the victim in the upper torso. The victim exited the establishment after being stabbed and collapsed on the street outside. The suspect is described as a Male, Hispanic, 20's, 5'6", wearing a black shirt and fled in unknown direction. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries. SAPD Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 714-245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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