Brian Lee Gomez, a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Sept 28, in the 1600 block of Neil Armstrong Street in Montebello, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Gomez, who lived in Long Beach, went to Montebello to sell a gold necklace to a man he had met through the website OfferUp, according to Montebello Police Lt. Andy Vuncannon.
Security cameras in the area show that Gomez met the man about 6:30 p.m., Vuncannon said. The man pulled out an assault rifle, chased Gomez past other people on the street and fired at Gomez's feet in what investigators believe was a robbery, Vuncannon said.
As Gomez reached into his pocket where he was holding the necklace, the gunman shot him and ran away, leaving the necklace behind, Vuncannon said.
Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:54 p ...