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Third Suspect Arrested in Connection With Fatal Chino Shooting

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The third of three men wanted in connection with a fatal New Year’s Eve shooting in Chino has been arrested near the Mexico border, police said Monday.


Chino police had released surveillance images showing men wanted in connection with a Dec. 31, 2013, shooting. Three suspects were in custody as of Jan. 19, 2014.

Francisco Orozco Jr., 22, of Chino, was arrested without incident about 11 a.m. Sunday and then taken to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, where he was booked on a warrant for murder, according to the Chino Police Department.

Orozco was suspected along with two other men — both in custody — in the Dec. 31 shooting of Robert Sanchez and another man in the 12800 block of Benson Avenue.

Sanchez died after being taken to a hospital; the second victim was in critical condition bus has been since released.

Police had arrested Angel Edwardo Valenciana, 24, of Los Angeles, on Jan. 4 in Grand Island, Neb., in connection with the shooting.  Authorities were seeking his extradition to California.

David Colomo, 19, of Bell Gardens, was arrested — near the Mexico border, like Orozco — on Jan. 11.

Authorities had released surveillance video images of three men after the shooting.

An investigation was ongoing and anyone with information was asked to contact the Chino Police Department at 909-628-1234.

Colomo and Orozco were due in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Tuesday, according to online inmate records.