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Father and Son Fugitives Sought in Restaurant Murder

SANTA ANA — Police are searching for a father and son wanted in the stabbing death of a man at a local restaurant on March 9.

Surveillance video shows 53-year-old Rigoberto Rodriguez  and his 23-year-old son Mario getting into a confrontation with the victim.

Police say the suspects exited the restaurant, followed shortly by the victim, 26-year-old Paul Garcia.

One of the suspects then chased Garcia across the street and assaulted him.

At some point during the assault, Garcia was stabbed.

He collapsed on the street, where he was found by responding officers.

He was later pronounced dead at the hospital

Mario Rodriguez is wanted for murder while his father is being sought for questioning in his participation of the crime.

A third suspect, 18-year-old Pablo Sanchez  turned himself in after seeing himself on TV and was booked as an accessory.

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