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3rd Suspect in Irvine Fatal Car-to-Car Shooting Arrested

3rd Suspect in Irvine Fatal Car-to-Car Shooting Arrested

Hailey Angelique Rangel, 20, of Lake Elsinore, was arrested in a fatal shooting in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2023. (Courtesy of Irvine Police Department)

City News Service

City News Service

8/8/2023

Updated: 8/8/2023

A third suspect was arrested in the fatal car-to-car shooting of a 19-year-old man in Irvine, police said on Aug. 7.
Hailey Angelique Rangel, 20, of Lake Elsinore, was arrested on Aug. 6 near Green River Road and the Riverside 91 Freeway in Corona and booked on suspicion of homicide, police said.
Irvine Police Department detectives identified Ms. Rangel as the driver of the white Honda Civic the two other suspects were in before the shooting, according to Sgt. Karie Davies, the Irvine Police Department’s public information officer.
Jayden Browndorf, 21, of Irvine, and Noah Farmer, 22, of Tustin, were arrested on Aug. 5.
All three suspects are expected to appear in the jail courtroom of Santa Ana on Aug. 8.
Mr. Browndorf, Mr. Farmer, and Ms. Rangel are accused in the shooting of 19-year-old Nicholas Alistair Neaimi-Pour just before 12:40 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Athel Avenue and Sego Street.
Mr. Neaimi-Pour got into the passenger seat of a black Mercedes-Benz that pulled along the east curb of Athel Avenue just before a Honda Civic pulled alongside the Mercedes, Irvine police said. Mr. Farmer got out of the Honda and opened fire on the victim, police alleged.
Mr. Neaimi-Pour got out of the Mercedes-Benz and collapsed as a resident tried to help him before first responders arrived, police said.
Mr. Browndorf and Mr. Farmer lived nearby and were arrested as investigators conducted a search warrant of the residence, police said. The two were booked Saturday on suspicion of homicide, police said.
(L–R) Jayden Browndorf, 21, of Irvine, and Noah Farmer, 22, of Tustin, were arrested in a fatal shooting in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2023. (Courtesy of Irvine Police Department)

(L–R) Jayden Browndorf, 21, of Irvine, and Noah Farmer, 22, of Tustin, were arrested in a fatal shooting in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2023. (Courtesy of Irvine Police Department)

Police recovered both vehicles involved in the shooting, police said.
Mr. Farmer has a pending case of assault and battery, both misdemeanors, on June 14, 2021, according to court records. He was also charged with a felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury on Feb. 9, 2021, according to court records.
Ms. Rangel has a pending case of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and malicious damage of personal property, both misdemeanors, on April 14, according to court records.
All three suspects were being held without bail, according to jail records.
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