Rene Atolinar Montano, a 39-year-old Latino, died Saturday, Oct. 1 after he was shot in the 17600 block of East Brookport Street in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Montano was standing in front of a residence in Covina about 1:13 a.m. when he was shot multiple times in the upper torso and collapsed on the lawn, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson said.
Montano was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Residents reported hearing gunshots and a vehicle in the area, but no one reported seeing the shooting or the gunman, Rosson said.
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Victor Vidal Sigala, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday, July 6, in the 500 block of North Asuza Avenue in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sigala, who is believed to be from the San Gabriel Valley, was shot after he allegedly tried to rob an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer at a Carl's Jr. restaurant, said Covina Police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson.
The officer, dressed in civilian clothes, was waiting for his food about 3:13 p.m. when Sigala walked up to him and “revealed a weapon hidden in his waistband,” according to coroner’s records.
“He wasn’t asking for money, he was asking for property,” said Peterson.
The officer, who has not been identified, was carrying his own semiautomatic handgun, Peterson said. “In fear of his safety and ...