Yesenia DeLeon, a 35-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, March
18, in the 300 block of West 56th Street in South Park, according to Los
Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7 p.m., DeLeon was shot in the bedroom of a home, said LAPD Det.
Richard Arciniega. Jose Alberto Perez, an 18-year-old Latino, has been charged
with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
Authorities believe Perez was waiting with a shotgun in his stepfather's
home when DeLeon arrived. DeLeon was the stepfather's girlfriend, and Perez was
apparently looking for DeLeon's sister, whom he had animosity for. Perez
mistook DeLeon for her sister, Arciniega said.
After shooting DeLeon once in the face, prosecutors said in a news release,
Perez went outside a fired another round.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Newton Division detectives at 323-846-6556 ...
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