Costa Mesa automobile store owner fatally shot, employee apprehended – OCRegister

9June 2020

Authorities apprehended a staff member of a popular Costa Mesa automobile service center on suspicion of shooting and killing the owner of business on Monday, June 8, authorities said Tuesday.

A consumer called police at about 3:22 p.m. and said she had actually located the body of a man identified as 60-year-old Huntington Beach resident Garbis Yaghlagian unresponsive and plunged over in his office, Costa Mesa Authorities Department authorities said in a news release. The victim was the owner of Gary’s Automotive, 1995 Harbor Blvd., his boy, Sarkis “Sako” Yaghlagian, said.

Officers reacted and found that business owner had actually suffered a gunshot injury, police said. Detectives determined that a staff member of the store, Francisco Javier Castaneda, 31, had actually been seen leaving the location after a loud bang was heard nearby.

Authorities later received reports of a suspicious person matching Castaneda’s description near Victoria Street and Harbor Boulevard, police said. Responding officers identified that person as the suspect and apprehended him Monday on suspicion of murder. A gun thought to have actually been associated with the homicide was recovered by detectives on Tuesday.

Castaneda was scheduled into the Orange County Prison and held without bail, police said. He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, June 10.

The victim’s boy said his household is ravaged, and said he was not right away prepared to comment.

“It’s all just so much right now,” Sako Yaghlagian said during a brief telephone conversation. “It just occurred yesterday.”


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