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Santa Ana Police Department
Wednesday April 12th, 2017 :: 09:17 a.m. PDT


UPDATE - Detectives Investigating Homicide in the 200 Block of West Warner Avenue

On April 11, 2017 at approximately 12:08 a.m. Mauricio Martinez was shot and killed. Santa Ana Homicide Detectives assumed the investigation and identified Augustin Ceja (19) as the suspect responsible for Martinez' murder.

With the assistance of personnel from Santa Ana Police Department's Special Investigations and Field Operations, Ceja was taken into custody without incident on April 11, 2017. At the time of Ceja's arrest he was in possession of a loaded firearm.

He was subsequently booked for murder.


Victim: Male, name being withheld pending OC Coroner's notification with family.

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 12:08 AM, Santa Ana Police Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Casa Del Rey Bar located at 230 W. Warner Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers found an adult male down in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. Orange County Fire Authority responded and pronounced the adult male deceased at 12:24 AM.

Preliminary investigation revealed bar patrons may have become engaged in an argument in the parking lot, which resulted in a shooting. The actual motive is still under investigation.

SAPD Homicide Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is requested to contact the SAPD Homicide Unit at (714) 245-8390.

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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