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Three Suspects Arrested in Connection With Murder of Hesperia Man

Three Suspects Arrested in Connection With Murder of Hesperia Man

HESPERIA – The final of three suspects has now been arrested in connection with the murder of Hesperia resident Juan Ochoa.

Ochoa was located unresponsive at around 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in a dirt lot near 11th Avenue and Live Oak Street. When deputies arrived at the scene they located Ochoa suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. Homicide detectives responded to the location to conduct an investigation.

The investigation led to three suspects being identified as being involved in a kidnapping and murder of Ochoa. Moises Morales was arrested in Hesperia on March 9, 2017, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for murder. Morales remains in jail and is being held in lieu of $1,500,000 bail.

Kevin Tapia, of Victorville, was arrested on March 15, 2017, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Murder with his bail also being set at $1,500,000 bail.

Leonel Hernandez, the final suspect, was arrested in Bakersfield and booked for Murder on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Hernandez will be arraigned on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Moses Morales’ and Kevin Tapia’s next court date is also scheduled for June 22, 2017.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Juan-Ochoa-Murder-Suspects: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department