Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Awaiting Autopsy Reports On Earlier Shooting Death

The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the autopsy reports in the shooting death earlier this month of 26 year old Francisco “Javi” Ortega Junior. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the autopsy will tell officials whether or not to pursue murder charges. Police responded the afternoon of August 7th to a home on Araz Road after receiving a report of shots being fired.
Police found Ortega with a gunshot wound to his head and neck. He was later pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. The weapon was later recovered, but the investigation is continuing pending the autopsy reports.

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