SANTA ANA – Police on Wednesday identified a 24-year-old old man who was found dead on a sidewalk Tuesday night.
Santa Ana resident Gustavo Avalos Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene with injuries to his upper torso, officials said.
Officers responded around 9:45 p.m. to the 1000 block of West Walnut Street after a report of a man in need of medical care.
Officials believe the man had been involved in a physical altercation that evening about a mile and a half away, near Edinger Avenue and Flower Street. The person he fought with has not been identified, and officials believe Salazar was driven afterward to Walnut Street, where he was found dead.
Anyone with information may call Santa Ana detectives at 714-245-8390. Anonymous tips may also be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
By CLAUDIA KOERNER / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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