Suspect arrested in fatal freeway shooting


Anaheim police officials announced Friday that they have made an arrest in a fatal July 14 freeway shooting on the westbound 91 freeway.

David Arzate Carbrera was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail, officials said.

Below is the press release:

“Initial Information
On July 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM, Anaheim Police, the California Highway Patrol, and Anaheim Fire & Rescue were called to investigate a possible shooting westbound the 91 freeway east of the 57 freeway.

When emergency service personnel arrived, they found four (4) people in a white Ford F-150 in the gore point of the westbound 91 freeway at the 57 freeway interchange. Two of the people in the Ford were found to have suffered injuries consistent with a gunshot.

Agustin Villegas, 32, of Anaheim was the front passenger in the Ford and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 42 year-old male, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

In the backseat of the Ford were two males, 13 and 15 years-old. These young men were uninjured and were taken to the Anaheim Police Department for interviews.

The preliminary investigation revealed all the victims were related. Villegas was in the Ford driven by his cousin. The two young men in the backseat were sons of Villegas and his cousin.

They were traveling west on the 91 freeway when the front windows shattered from an apparent shooting. Villegas immediately slumped over and became unresponsive. The driver steered the Ford to the gore point and assisted his son in making a call to 9-1-1.

Arrest of Suspect
On August 1, 2014 just after 7:30 PM, David Arzate Carbrera / 09-20-1968 / Resident of Anaheim, was booked at the Anaheim Police Department Temporary Detention Facility on suspicion of murder.

He is also suspected of possessing a controlled substance and a loaded firearm. At the time of this writing, his bail is 1 million dollars.”