Alexander Alfredo Morales, a 47-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, March 7, after he was shot in the wash of the San Gabriel River near the corner of Sierra Madre and Todd avenues in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The Azusa Police Department got an anonymous phone call that afternoon about a dead person in the wash, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Officers talked to a man who lived in one of the homeless encampments in the riverbed and knew the location of the body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
Morales was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records, which listed the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chest.
Ewing said investigators believe he was shot three to five days before his body was found ...