Brandis Tovar, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, March 5, in the 4000 block of East 6th Street in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tovar lived in Lynwood with her 18-month-old son, but her fiancé had dropped her off in her old neighborhood to visit a female friend, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
The two women were walking away from a neighborhood market, near the home of Tovar’s friend, when someone “from some distance away” began shooting around 11:09 p.m., Alfred said.
“Both victims were hit, and the surviving one took off running to a nearby house, leaving her friend behind,” Alfred said.
Deputies were called to the area regarding an “illegal shooting,” according to the department’s news release. Tovar’s friend didn’t want to answer questions about the ...
Fabian Acevedo, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Sunday, Oct. 15, in the 1300 block of South Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene regarding a gunshot victim at 6:36 p.m., Lt. Rodney Moore said. They found Acevedo lying in an alley parking lot behind businesses and residences on the block, Moore said.
Acevedo was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m., according to coroner’s records. He lived with his mother in Montebello.
Investigators think Acevedo “was just minding his own business, walking down an alley” when he was shot, Sgt. Troy Ewing said.
Investigators do not have any eyewitness accounts of the shooting, but after reviewing surveillance camera footage and getting a tip, Ewing said they arrested two suspects ...
Miguel Cabrera, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 17, in the 4100 block of Floral Drive in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Cabrera was at a family party around 2 a.m. when he and his father, who were standing in front of the residence, got into an argument with at least two other Latino adults, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The argument became physical, and one of the other Latinos pulled a gun and fired, striking both father and son. The suspects then got into a vehicle and fled west on Floral Drive.
Cabrera and his father were taken to a hospital, where Cabrera was pronounced dead at 2:53 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
His father is expected to survive his injuries, Mendoza said.
Authorities don’t know what started ...
Angel Murillo, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the 3600 block of Floral Drive in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Investigators aren't releasing many details about Murillo’s death “because the investigation is still evolving,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Murillo, a self-described community volunteer from South El Monte, went to a home in the 3600 block of Floral Drive sometime before 8:30 a.m. Aug. 1.
At 8:32 a.m., deputies received a call regarding shots fired at the address. When they arrived, they found three men in their 20s running out of the home.
One of the men had a cut on his face. Another had a gunshot wound to his left arm and the third was uninjured, Moore said.
The men told investigators that Murillo entered the ...