Anaheim: Outstanding Murder Suspect Arrested

Franky Mejia Echeverria, of Anaheim, was arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that left David Gutierrez Hernandez, 23, of Anaheim, a father of two, dead. Photo by Anaheim Police Department.

03.21.2022 | 6:45 PM | ANAHEIM – An outstanding murder suspect was arrested and taken into custody, police announced Monday.

Franky Mejia Echeverria, 20, of Anaheim, the second of two murder suspects, was arrested on Mar. 18, 2022 at around 3:30 AM.

Deputies took Echeverria into custody without incident during a vehicle stop in the area of South Beach Boulevard and West Ball Road, police said.

He was booked into the Orange County Jail where he was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Echeverria’s accomplice, 21-year-old Damien Rubalcava, of Costa Mesa, was arrested weeks earlier on Mar. 3.

The arrests came after 23-year-old David Gutierrez Hernandez, of Anaheim was killed in a Dec. 21, 2021 gang-related shooting.

Hernandez, who was not gang-related, left behind two children and was killed near his home.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide is urged contact detectives by calling (714) 321-3669.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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