SANTA ANA, Calif. – A teenager was arrested and charged as an adult today with the shooting murder of another teen in a Santa Ana home. Angel Alexis Hernandez, 17, Santa Ana, was direct filed as an adult and is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the intentional discharge of a firearm. If convicted, Hernandez faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting that the defendant be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment scheduled on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On Monday, June 27, 2016, Hernandez and 19-year-old Jesus Leon were both inside of a home in the 1000 block of West 2ndStreet in Santa Ana.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. that night, Hernandez is accused of using a firearm to shoot Leon in the head. The victim died as a result of his injuries. The defendant is accused of subsequently leaving the scene.
Officers from the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) responded to the scene and began investigating this case. Based upon further investigation, SAPD officers located and arrested the defendant today, June 28, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m. at a relative's home in Santa Ana.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 16CF1683 / June 28, 2016