Baby Acosta, a 15-week-old fetus, died Sunday, Aug. 6, after its mother was shot in the 1200 block of West Victoria Avenue in Montebello, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Montebello police found the mother, Roxann Felicia Acosta, a 28-year-old Latina, suffering from a gunshot wound at a residence about 10 p.m., according to Sgt. Marc Marty. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:22 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives thought Acosta was killed by her husband, Christopher Michael Diaz, 26. The two were estranged, Marty said, but had spent the day together before ending up at Diaz’s mother’s house in Montebello.
Acosta and Diaz had an argument, and witnesses heard gunshots, Marty said. Diaz’s mother was in the house but in another room; other people also were in the home.
Diaz fled, and no weapons were found at the ...