Anaheim PD arrests 2017 homicide suspect


After two years on the case, the Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested a suspect in the 2017 shooting death of a Placentia man.

Luis Alberto Garcia Arias, 36, of Jurupa Valley, was arrested on May 28, 2020, in Riverside. He’s being held on a $3 million bail.

Luis Alberto Garcia Arias, 36, of Jurupa Valley.
Photo provided by the Anaheim Police Department

Arias is a suspect in the death of 27-year-old Rafael Luna, who was found injured with a gunshot wound in the 2500 block of East Terrace Street on November 24, 2017.  Luna was taken to a local hospital, where he died later that night.

Over the last two years, Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detectives have remained committed to the case and diligent in their investigation. Conducting interviews with witnesses, consulting surveillance footage and utilizing DNA technology, the department was able to link Arias to the scene and identify him as the primary suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Anaheim Police Department at (714)-321-3669.