LOCAL : Anaheim Suspect Held in Slaying of Youth, Wounding of 4 Others

<i> From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports </i>

A 25-year-old man was arrested today and was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond in connection with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old youth and the injuring of four men in an Anaheim drive-by shooting.

Christopher Edward Perez of Anaheim was arrested without incident in his apartment this morning, 12 hours after Sunday’s shooting, Anaheim Lt. Marc Hedgpeth said.

A second suspect is being sought, Hedgpeth added.

Eulises Carranza Pineda, a seventh-grader at Anaheim’s Sycamore Junior High School, was pronounced dead at Anaheim Memorial Hospital shortly after he was shot at 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the alley behind his apartment complex.


Listed in satisfactory condition this morning at two local hospitals were Jesus Gomez, 44; Jesus Gomez, 25; Mario Cruz, 23, and Hernan Cortes, 32, all of Anaheim.

Witnesses told police that two men in a car drove slowly down the alley behind the apartment in the 600 block of North Sabina Street and that the passenger shot into the courtyard.

According to a resident at the scene, the four men who were wounded were drinking beer in the courtyard while Pineda was collecting bottles for his father to sell.

Rasmon Sorias Barajas, who was drinking with the men, said the shooting was as a result of an earlier argument between the men in the apartment complex and the two men in the car.