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Authorities Hunt Juvenile Hall Escapee

September 11, 1998|DANIEL YI

A teenage escapee from Juvenile Hall, who was awaiting arraignmentin connection with a gang shooting, is being sought by authorities.

Reynaldo Chavez Goicachea, 17, is Latino, 5 feet 8 and 130 pounds. He has short-to medium-length hair and green eyes.

Officials said he could be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Goicachea escaped from the youth facility Wednesday morning with two accomplices who were later recaptured, authorities said.

He is due for arraignment at an Orange County Superior Court later this month on attempted murder charges.

Goicachea is suspected of taking part in a gang-related shooting last November in Santa Ana that left two people injured.

The attack was believed to be in retaliation for an earlier assault by a rival gang in which Goicachea was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7000 or Santa Ana police at (714) 245-8648.

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