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Alleged gang members arrested in Garden Grove hotel homicide

Two Los Angeles County men who are believed to be gang members were arrested on suspicion of a January fatal shooting of a Garden Grove man at a Hyatt Regency Hotel, police said Tuesday, May 25.

Enrique Torres, 19, of Los Angeles and Agustin Cortez, 31, of Hawthorne were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of 28-year-old Eddie Barajas, the Garden Grove Police Department said. They were arrested on May 18 in Los Angeles County after a search warrant was executed.  They were also facing gang enhancement charges, police said.

On Jan. 17, the shooting was reported on the west side of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at around 3:48 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the Barajas down in a  hallway, and transported him to a hospital, where he died.

Police on Tuesday didn’t immediately elaborate on the circumstances of the shooting or any possible motive.

Source: Orange County Register

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