Transient arrested in Anaheim stabbing: police

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Andrew Isaiah Godinez was arrested by the Anaheim Police Department on Sept. 10, 2021. (Anaheim Police Department)

Andrew Isaiah Godinez was arrested by the Anaheim Police Department on Sept. 10, 2021. (Anaheim Police Department)

A 24-year-old transient was arrested in the Anaheim stabbing death of a security guard, the Anaheim Police Department announced Saturday.

Andrew Isaiah Godinez, who is from the Anaheim area, stabbed 46-year-old Tustin resident Joseph Paul Gomez to death Friday night, the APD announced in a release.

The “unprovoked” attack occurred at about 10:13 p.m. in a strip mall in the 1800 block of West Lincoln Avenue, where Gomez was working as a security guard, police said.

Godinez was arrested while leaving the scene.

Gomez was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police are seeking more information about the stabbing, and anyone with information should call 714-321-3669.

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