SLPD arrested 26 year old Gabriel Ortega Cano in the murder of 37 year old Arturo Lira


On Sunday November 15th, SLPD responded to the 100 Block of Los Montes Street in regards to a report of two male subjects involved in a fight. When officers arrived, they found the victim Arturo Lira deceased inside the residence. Officers then found Gabriel Cano inside the residence and took him into custody.

Gabriel was later transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and later flown to Phoenix area hospital with a head injury. Gabriel was later released from the hospital and officers took him into custody for a warrant he had pending with the San Luis Municipal Court.

Later Wednesday evening, SLPD detectives interviewed Gabriel and later booked him into the Yuma County Detention Center on the charge of Homicide 2nd Degree.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to please call the San Luis Police Department at 928-341-2420 to get in contact with Detective Ernesto Prieto.