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Aug 14, 2012
MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

On Monday, August 13, 2012, at approximately 1:21pm, Fountain Valley Police received a call of a fight in progress at the 7/11 store parking lot, located at 16475 Harbor Blvd, Fountain Valley, CA. Officers arrived at the scene within a few minutes and observed a male subject down in the parking lot with an apparent gunshot wound to the neck. Fountain Valley Fire Department responded to the scene to treat the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Valle Valeriano, a 17 year old male from Santa Ana. The suspect, identified as Reda Safieddine, 18 years old of Fountain Valley, was contacted at the crime scene and taken into custody. Following the initial investigation, Safieddine was booked at the Orange County Jail for murder. A 12 gauge shotgun, believed to be the weapon used in the crime, was recovered at the scene. Initial investigation revealed the victim and suspect knew each other. The nature of their relationship is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed or has information about the incident is requested to contact the Fountain Valley Police Department Investigation Bureau at (714) 593-4484 or Detective Dave Steele at (714) 593-4465. Fountain Valley PD Case # 12-3869

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