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Shooting Outside Stanton Bar Leaves One Person Dead

A shooting Sunday morning outside the Oasis Bar in a Stanton strip mall left one person dead.

Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were searching for the gunman.

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A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting  outside an Orange County bar was taken into custody Friday morning after a standoff with sheriff’s deputies in Garden Grove, authorities said.

The standoff started around midnight near the intersection of Lampson and Haster, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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Leonbardo “Banda” Valladares was arrested Friday

Deputies were trying to track down Leonbardo “Banda” Valladares, when he barricaded himself inside a home, the Sheriff’s department said.

After about three hours, the 43-year-old was taken into custody without incident on suspicion of murder, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Valladares was wanted connection with the shooting death of a man outside the Oasis Bar in Stanton on Sunday.

The body of Francisco Salgado Torres, 48, was found around 2 a.m. near the intersection of W. Cerritos and Knott avenues, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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The shooting happened Sunday outside the Oasis Bar (KTLA)

Investigators believe Torres was involved in some type of confrontation with Valladares.

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Leonbardo “Banda” Valladares, 43, was being sought in the shooting death of a man outside a Stanton bar. (OCSD)

Authorities have identified a suspect in the shooting death of a man outside the Oasis Bar in Stanton on Sunday.

The body of Francisco Salgado Torres, 48, was found around 2 a.m. near the intersection of W. Cerritos and Knott avenues, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

He had been shot multiple times.

Detectives believe the shooting was the result of a confrontation between Torres and 43-year-old Leonbardo “Banda” Valladares.

Valladares is being sought in the shooting.   He also uses two aliases: Noe Hernandez and Antonio Maldanada, according to the sheriff’s department.

He is believed to frequent the Stanton and Anaheim areas and is a regular at the Oasis Bar and Mexico De Noche Bar in the city of Stanton.

Anyone with information was urged call Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators at 714-647-7055.

A homicide investigation was underway Sunday, after a man’s body was found outside a strip mall in Stanton, authorities said.

The body was discovered around 2 a.m. near Oasis Bar, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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The body was found outside of this mall

The mall is located at the intersection of W. Cerritos Ave. and Knott Ave.

So far no arrests have been made in the case, the Sheriff’s department said.

Anyone with information was urged to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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