Most Wanted: Gabriel Melendez


Name - Gabriel Renee Melendez

Charges - Murder

Suspect Information
AKAS - Torres, Gabriel, “Trippy”, Gabby Lnu
DOB - July 30, 1974
Sex - Male
Race - Latino
Height - 5'8"
Weight - 140 lbs. in 1993
Hair - Black
Eyes - Brown
Distinguishing Features - tattoos including flowers on his chest, Gloria, right shoulder “C”, left shoulder “P”, left wrist, left hand

Court Case #: 93NF1717
Police Report #: APD 93-34029
Warrant #: 88A174151
Bail: No bail and will extradite

Facts of the Case: On July 2, 1993, Melendez is accused of being involved in a gang-related shooting in Anaheim. Melendez is accused of sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle travelling eastbound adjacent to the car the victim was driving on California State Route 91. The victim had a woman and an 11-month-old baby in his car. Melendez is accused of shooting the driver in the torso causing the victim to lose consciousness and crash his vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The woman and baby in the victim’s vehicle survived the crash. Melendez’s co-defendant driver was arrested days later, charged, convicted and sentenced to prison.

Circumstances of Disappearance/Last Seen: Melendez is accused of fleeing the scene in the car, which was recovered days later. Melendez has family members living in the Southern California area, but he is believed to be in Mexico.

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