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Garden Grove Police Department
Thursday December 10th, 2015 :: 02:33 p.m. PST


UPDATE: Arrest for Discharge of Firearm in Garden Grove

UPDATE -- On December 10, 2015 at 07:44 AM the Garden Grove Police Department received a call of shots being fired in the area of the 8500 block of Blanche Av. with the suspect being described a male Hispanic, 20’s, heavy set, wearing a black hoody, and blue jeans. Officers arrived and confirmed a shotgun had been fired in front of a residence. Officers learned of a possible suspect, 27 year-old Carlos Villanueva, and was currently living in the 8500 block of Haga St. A perimeter was set up and people in the house came out but were uncooperative. Villanueva was caught trying to escape the perimeter but was arrested. No victims were shot or injured. The adjacent schools were placed on lock down for precautionary reasons until the suspect was located. The weapon has not been located as of yet. Villanueva is being charged for 246.3PC Discharge a firearm in negligent manner, 245(a)(2)PC-
Assault with a deadly weapon-firearm, and 422 PC-Criminal threats. This matter is possibly gang related and is being investigated.

Garden Grove Police Department
11301 Acacia Pkwy
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Emergency: 9-1-1

8500 Blanche Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841

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