According to court documents obtained by the Bee, a friend of Oropesa's told Elk Grove police that he went with Oropesa to the Dimple Records parking lot on Elk Grove Florin Road Sunday night to buy Oxycontin, which Oropesa planned to sell to earn some extra cash.
There, police wrote in an arrest warrant request, the two met 25-year-old Ryan Allan Hays of Sacramento, who police have since arrested in Oropesa's killing. Hays took $400 in payment for the drugs, then showed Oropesa and his friend a handgun and demanded their car, according to the Bee's account of the court documents. When Oropesa confronted Hays as Hays was starting to drive away in the 1992 Ford Explorer, Hays shot him in the face, police wrote according to the Bee.
Hays, who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, was booked into Sacramento County Jail Wednesday on charges of murder, robbery and carjacking.
Memorial services for Oropesa are planned for Friday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8925 Vintage Park Drive in Sacramento.