Anaheim PD hosts meeting and offers $50,000 reward to find the killer of 9-year-old


Anaheim police are offering a $50,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who shot and killed 9-year-old Ximena Meza.

Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada will address the community at a meeting tonight, Oct. 23, to discuss the status of the investigation, and what steps police are taking to ensure the safety of the community, police said.

Meza was shot to death while playing with her friends outside of her apartment at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue.

Police said the area is known for gang activity.

Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn said it is unclear whether the weapon was fired by a pedestrian, or from a vehicle, but police are looking for witnesses to come forward and help with the investigation.

Tonight’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave.

Spanish translation will be offered.

Anyone with information on Meza’s murder is asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS,, or text OCCS and your TIP to CRIMES (274637). You may remain anonymous.