Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Orange County law enforcement officials are seeking the public's help in solving the case of man gunned down on Friday, September 17, 2010 shortly before 10:00 p.m. in the residential tract located in the area of Flower Avenue and Chester Avenue in the City of Stanton near Beach Blvd. and Katella Ave. A $5,000 reward is being offered.
At about 10:03 p.m., OCSD patrol deputies received a “shots fired” call and arrived within seconds.
Despite lifesaving measures by Orange County Sheriffs Department (OCSD) patrol deputies, the victim, 30 year old- Martin Trujillo was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.
Based on multiple interviews and the service of multiple search warrants over the past seven months,
enough information has been developed to bring OCSD Homicide Investigators close to solving this
case. It is believed there were multiple witnesses to the shooting. . In order to solve this brutal and seemingly unprovoked murder, these witnesses are asked to come forward and provide whatever information they have.
According to the OCSD office, " No amount of information can be considered too small to call OCSD Homicide Investigators. Of particular concern to OCSD is that the suspect(s) in this case used a firearm to recklessly shoot in a residential neighborhood where houses occupied by children were literally feet from where the victim was killed. This suspect is extremely dangerous and a threat to both the citizens and law enforcement officers."
The City of Stanton is offering a $5,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who murdered Mr. Trujillo and jeopardized the lives of many other people.
Tips from the public can be made to 1-866-TIP-OCSD or 714 628-7170 - 24 hours a day