Two suspects are arrested after three men were shot during marijuana deal at a luxury high-rise apartment building in California
- Police in Santa Ana arrested two of three men who were shot at luxury apartment complex
- Shooting took place during marijuana deal involving three men, ages 19, 25 and 29, at Essex Skyline at MacArthur Place building
- Police seized marijuana, cash, and guns from 15th-floor apartment
Police in California have arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting that broke out during a marijuana deal at a luxury apartment complex in Santa Ana that has left three men wounded.
The Santa Ana Police Department announced the arrests on Thursday afternoon, revealing that the two unidentified suspects are currently undergoing treatment at a local trauma center.
The pair are accused of being involved in an armed robbery and shooting that took place at the Essex Skyline at MacArthur Place high-rise at 3.15pm on Wednesday.
Police in Santa Ana, California, are seen aiding a man who was found shot in the torso in the parking garage of a luxury high-rise on Wednesday. He has since been arrested
Police responded to the Essex Skyline at MacArthur Place high-rise and found three men, ages 19, 25, and 29, suffering from gunshot wounds
According to a police statement, officers who responded to the scene found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso in the parking garage, and another with injuries to his upper and lower body on the ground floor of the building.
A third victim, described as a 29-year-old man, was found on the 15th floor of the south tower where he has been renting an apartment suffering from a grazing gunshot wound to the head and blunt force trauma injuries.
The men were hospitalized in stable condition, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. They are expected to survive.
The 25-story south tower was evacuated while police conducted a floor-by-floor search for the attacker
Police determined that an armed robbery took place during a marijuana deal inside a 15th-floor apartment
Police have not released the names of the suspects, but revealed that the two men who were found injured in the garage and the lobby, ages 19 and 25, were the onces who were taken into custody.
The building tenant who was grazed in the head has not been arrested as of late Thursday afternoon.
The 25-story south tower was evacuated while police conducted a floor-by-floor search for the attacker and other victims but neither were located and residents were allowed to return by 6.30pm.
Cops on the scene seized marijuana, cash, evidence of sales operations and two guns
The two suspects are in police custody while undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds at a trauma center
Police are looking into the possibility that there is a connection between Wednesday’s incident and other similar robberies that have occurred at the apartment complex
According to the police, a preliminary investigation has determined that an armed robbery took place during a marijuana deal inside a 15th-floor apartment.
‘During the attempted robbery, a physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunshots,’ police stated.
Detectives executed a search warrant, seizing marijuana and ‘evidence of sales operations,’ cash and two guns.
Police are now trying to determine if there is a connection between Wednesday’s incident and other similar robberies that have occurred at the apartment complex in recent months.