Investigators believe the shooting occurred at an apartment complex in nearby Westminster. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots and seeing a van leave the area a short time later, Westminster police Sgt. Eddie Esqueda said.
The suspect was arrested Wednesday at a Travelodge motel in Costa Mesa, Esqueda said. Police didn’t give a motive for the shooting or say how detectives tracked the suspect to the motel.
The Westminster resident was charged Friday with murder, including an enhancement for the personal use of a firearm, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Orange County Register.
He was held on $1 million bail and a court appearance was scheduled for Monday, the newspaper said.