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Costa Mesa Police Department
Tuesday July 4th, 2023 :: 10:24 a.m. PDT


News release regarding active investigation on a homicide that occurred last night

COSTA MESA, Calif. — On Monday, July 3, 2023, at approximately 10:44 p.m., Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) Communications received calls of gun shots heard in the 2000 block of the Sterling Alley near Pomona Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 38-year-old man from Costa Mesa with multiple gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. Officers started life-saving efforts including CPR and the use of an AED machine.
Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue paramedics responded and transported the victim to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died as a result of his injuries. The victim’s name has been withheld pending next of kin notification.
At present, this is an active investigation; no arrests have been made.
CMPD detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact Detective Kris Moore at 714-754-4986, [email protected] or Sergeant Jose Morales at 714-754-4933. 


Media contact:

Roxi Fyad, Public Affairs Manager
Costa Mesa Police Department 
[email protected]

Media is asked not to contact detectives directly. 

Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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