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San Juan Capistrano homicide suspect arrested


San Juan Capistrano, Ca. (June 15, 2022) – Orange County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested Yonic Montealvan-Saldivar, 19, for homicide. Montealvan-Saldivar is suspected to have shot and killed 32-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Dejesus on Monday, May 30, 2022, in San Juan Capistrano.


Just after 9 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 2600 block of Calle San Francisco for unknown trouble. The victim was found inside a residence with a gunshot wound.  He was pronounced deceased by the Orange County Fire Authority at the scene.


The suspect fled the location prior to deputies’ arrival.  Investigators were able to identify Montealvan-Saldivar as a person of interest.  On June 10, 2022, at about 9 a.m., Montealvan-Saldivar was detained at the Calexico West Port of Entry in Calexico, CA by the US Customs and Border Protection as he was entering the United States.  He was transferred to the custody of the Calexico Police Department and booked into the Imperial County Jail on a warrant.  On June 13, 2022, Montealvan-Saldivar was returned to Orange County and booked into jail for homicide.