Anaheim Man, 20, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Tagger Confrontation

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 51-year-old Anaheim man who confronted a spray-painting group of young men, authorities said Wednesday.

Edgar Ramirez of Anaheim was taken into custody on suspicion of murder just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

David Bruce Douglas, 51, died July 20, 2015, after being shot in an unincorporated area outside Anaheim. (Credit: DMV)
David Bruce Douglas, 51, died July 20, 2015, after being shot in an unincorporated area outside Anaheim. (Credit: DMV)

Ramirez was arrested in the death of David Douglas, who died about six hours after being shot on the evening of July 19, when he and another man confronted a group of men tagging in unincorporated neighborhood near Anaheim.

Douglas was a Boy Scout troop leader and volunteer at his church, the Orange County Register reported.

Ramirez was interviewed by investigators in Santa Ana and then booked on suspicion of murder. His bail was set at $1 million and he was expected to appear in court Thursday.

A booking photo of him was not being released.

Douglas’ death was the first in two confrontations with taggers that led to violence in the  Anaheim area within a week.

Sunday night, a man was beaten and stabbed when he confronted a group of taggers outside a vacant house in Anaheim, according to Anaheim police.

The taggers in both attacks were believed to be gang members, authorities said.

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