Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13CF3012: September 20, 2013
*Defendant surrendered after a 3-hour standoff at acquaintance’s Garden Grove home
SANTA ANA – A man was charged today with shooting-murder of a fellow patron at Stanton bar. Leobardo Villadares, 43, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death. Villadares is being held on $1 million bail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
On the night of Sept. 15, 2013, Villadares is accused of going to Oasis Bar in Stanton. He is accused of frequenting the bar and being acquainted with the staff. The defendant is accused of starting an altercation outside the bar with 48-year-old Francisco Salgado T. Villadares is accused of fatally shooting the victim twice before fleeing the scene on foot.
On Sept. 17, 2013, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), who investigated this case, issued a press release with a photo of the defendant.
At around 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2013, Villadares is accused of turning himself in just as members of the OCSD Special Weapons And Tactics Team were preparing to enter his home after a 3-hour standoff, during which Villadares is accused of declining officers’ requests to communicate. The Garden Grove Police Department assisted in the defendant’s arrest.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder Chief of Staff Office: 714-347-8408 Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami Spokesperson Office: 714-347-8405 Cell: 714-323-4486