4th Suspect Sought After Arrests in Beating Death of Westminster Homeless Man

Jeffrey Andrade is seen in two booking photos released by the Westminster Police Department. The one at right is from 2017, and at left from Jan. 20, 2019.

Jeffrey Andrade is seen in two booking photos released by the Westminster Police Department. The one at right is from 2017, and at left from Jan. 20, 2019.

Authorities are searching for a fourth suspect after three males in their late teens and early 20s were arrested in the beating death of a homeless man in Westminster.

Officials found the body of 45-year-old Duc Le after a citizen reported a man down and bleeding on Locust Street, south of Westminster Boulevard, shortly after 10 p.m. June 20, Westminster police said in a news release.

Investigators determined Le, who was known to sleep in the area, was assaulted by four men who then dumped his body there.

Three suspects have been arrested and are awaiting court proceedings: Andrew Holguin, 21, of Midway City, 19-year-old Christian Huerta of Huntington Beach and a 16-year-old Westminster resident. The juvenile suspect is not being named due to his age.

A fourth man, 18-year-old Jeffrey Andrade of Westminster, is on the run, according to police.

A motive in the killing remains unclear, detectives say. They’re hoping to speak with anyone who was in the area when Le was killed.

Andrade is described as a Latino man measuring about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the killing or Andrade’s whereabouts can contact Westminster police at 714-548-3212. Anonymous tips may be submitted via 855-847-6227 or www.occrimestoppers.org.

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