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Gang members arrested for fatally shooting teen boy riding bike

Jimmy Hernandez

September 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two men were arrested in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle in Santa Ana.

Detectives say a vehicle pulled up to Jimmy Hernandez on Sunday while he was riding his bike in the 2000 block of West Myrtle Street at about 6 p.m., according to Santa Ana Police. Someone inside the vehicle fired a single gunshot and then sped away.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives say Hernandez was not a gang member.

Santa Ana Police say a gang detective saw a burgundy Lexus in the area and conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrests of two suspects.

Santa Ana residents Brian Jose Miguel, 18, and Alberto Santana, 20, were arrested. Both are convicted felons and are documented gang members. Police say the suspects are tied to two other drive-by shootings.

Police said Miguel will be charged with murder. Santana will be charged with probation violation related to the murder. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Santa Ana Police at (714) 245-8665.