|For Immediate Release
August 4, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Cell: 714-292-2718Farrah Emami
MAN CHARGED FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES DRIVE-BY SHOOTING MURDER ON 91 FREEWAY
SANTA ANA – A man was charged today for the special circumstances drive-by murder that occurred on the 91 Freeway. David Arzate Cabrera, 45, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder by drive-by shooting, one felony count of possession for sale of a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, with a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and a prior prison conviction in 1990 for possession for sale of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole and is being held without bail. The scheduled arraignment was continued in court today to Aug. 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on July 14, 2014, Cabrera is accused of driving westbound on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim. He is accused of driving next to a pickup truck and shooting at the passenger side window of the truck, where victim 32-year-old Agustin Villegas was seated. Cabrera is accused of murdering the victim by shooting him in the head and then driving away from the scene. The victim and the defendant did not know each other.
The Anaheim Police Department (APD) began investigating this case and followed up with leads, which led to the arrest of Cabrera on July 31, 2014. Cabrera is also accused of possessing cocaine at the time of his arrest.
The investigation by APD is on-going.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.