PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, (714) 497-5633
Subject: Suspect Identified in Peralta Canyon Park Homicide
ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have announced the arrest of a suspect in Thursday afternoon’s shooting death in the parking lot of Peralta Canyon Park. Humberto Servin, 49 years of age, and a resident of Orange, has been booked on suspicion of murder at the Anaheim Police Detention Facility. Servin’s bail was statutorily set at $1,000,000.
At 2:37 pm on May 12, 2016, Anaheim Police received several calls of shots fired in the parking lot of Peralta Canyon Park, 115 N. Pinney Drive in Anaheim. Upon arrival, officers found an adult female victim, since identified as 32-year-old Claudia Espino Garcia, seated in the driver’s seat of a white vehicle and suffering from gunshot wounds.
Police officers and personnel from Anaheim Fire & Rescue performed life saving measures and the victim was transported to Orange County Global Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Investigation revealed there were several eyewitnesses to the shooting, including some children. The witnesses quickly provided a detailed description of Servin and his vehicle, and the information was relayed to patrol units. Within 15 minutes, police officers located Servin’s Gray 2002 Dodge Ram parked in the parking lot of the Anaheim Police Department East District substation at 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road. Servin was located nearby and was detained without incident.
Preliminary investigation revealed Servin and the victim were married, but estranged. The motive for the shooting is still being investigated. The couple had three children. The genders and ages are not being released. The children are in the care of Orange County Social Services.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and was not contacted by police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS, or by email to www.occrimestoppers.org.
The Anaheim Police Department is working with the School District to ensure any students who witnessed the incident receive counseling if needed. A community meeting is being planned for the very near future and details will be provided when they have been confirmed.