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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Arrest of 2017 Homicide Suspect

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 29, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested 36-year-old Jurupa Valley resident Luis Alberto Garcia Arias for the 2017 murder of Rafael Luna. 

On November 24, 2017, Anaheim Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the 2500 block of E. Terrace Street after receiving multiple calls of shots fired and a subject down. Officers arrived on scene and located Rafael Luna, a 27-year-old male resident of Placentia, suffering from a gunshot wound. Luna was transported to a local area hospital but died as a result of his injury. 

In the two years since the murder, Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detectives interviewed numerous witnesses, reviewed surveillance video and leveraged DNA technology to identify Arias as the suspect in this case. Because the investigation is ongoing, detectives have declined to elaborate on this evidence or to discuss possible motives. 

Luis Alberto Garcia Arias was arrested without incident, on May 28, 2020, in the City of Riverside and he is currently being held in lieu of a 3 million dollar bail. Detectives believe additional individuals with information about this murder exist, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Anaheim Police Department at 714-321- 3669. 

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