Costa Mesa: Suspect Turns Self In Following Fatal Quintuple Shooting After Minor Crash

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11.25.2022 | 11:00 AM | COSTA MESA – The suspect in a quintuple Thanksgiving Day shooting that left one person dead and another in critical condition after a minor traffic collision was arrested after turning themselves in to law enforcement, police announced Friday.

Police arrested the man, who was later identified as 41-year-old Lee Walker, of Santa Ana, sometime Friday morning after he surrendered in connection with the Thanksgiving Day shooting that injured five people.

Officers first responded to the shooting in the 400 block of West Bay Street around 6:45 PM and discovered five victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Medics treated all five victims at the scene before rushing them to area hospitals. One of the victims was later pronounced deceased and another remains in critical condition.

The deceased victim was identified as Lucas Rivera-Velasco, 30, of Costa Mesa.

The incident was described by police as “being isolated” and initial reports indicated that the suspect fled the scene of the shooting in a black Chevrolet truck.

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