NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Suspect Arrested for Murder – UPDATE
ANAHEIM, Calif. – (June 23, 2015) – On Thursday, July 23, 2015, David Steven Ortega, 32, was ordered released from custody following rejection of the case presented by Sheriff’s investigators to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ortega will be transported from court to the Orange County Jail and be processed for release.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, information was developed by Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators that resulted in a probable cause arrest of Ortega. Subsequent investigation and discussion between Sheriff’s investigators and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has resulted in a decision to not file charges against Ortega at this time.
The investigation is this case ongoing.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
Previous Released Information:
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested David Steven Ortega, 32, Chino, in connection with the shooting death of David Douglas in unincorporated Anaheim on Sunday night. Ortega was arrested near his residence in the city of Chino.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.
Ortega was arrested for murder and booked into Orange County Jail. He is being held without bail and scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
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