Michael Mark Lowe, a 43-year-old Latino, died on Saturday, Dec, 2, after he was shot in the 100 block of East Olive Avenue in Monrovia, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lowe and a friend were at the Gem City Grill on at about 11:40 p.m. Dec, 1 when four people from a rival gang came into the bar, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Two of the newcomers began arguing with Lowe and his friend, Corina said.
“We believe it was a gang thing,” Corina said. “It was just posturing and saying things like, ‘Which gang are you from?’ Things got heated and one (of the newcomers) started shooting.”
Lowe, his friend, and another patron at the bar were struck by the gunfire, and all three were taken to the hospital, Corina said.
The friend and the other patron ...