Four arrested in Garden Grove killings

A 14-year-old girl is among those held. The two victims were found near a pedestrian overpass for the 22 Freeway. Victim Michelle Nicole Miller of Rialto is at left.
By William Heisel
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

1:06 PM PDT, August 28, 2007

Garden Grove police have arrested four suspects in connection with a double killing Monday morning near the 22 Freeway pedestrian overpass.

The suspects, one man and three teenagers, were arrested within a few hours of the slayings of Oscar Manuel Martinez, 24, of Garden Grove, and Michelle Nicole Miller, 19, of Rialto, said Garden Grove police Sgt. Carl Whitney.

Luis Alberto Menchaca, 18, was arrested along with a 16-year-old boy from Stanton, a 16-year-old boy from Garden Grove and a 14-year-old girl from Garden Grove, said Sgt. Carl Whitney.

“All six of the people involved have gang affiliations,” Whitney said. “These four suspects confronted the two victims. Some words were exchanged, and then one of the suspects brandished a firearm and killed the two victims.”

Whitney described the weapon as a semiautomatic handgun.

When police were first called to the scene they were able to chase down two of the suspects within a few minutes. The other two they caught with the help of a Costa Mesa Police Department helicopter.

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