Posted Oct. 23, 2015
Francisco Javier Alvarez, a 49-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 18, in Pacoima, on an embankment near the transition of the westbound 118 Freeway and the northbound 5 Freeway, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. near a homeless encampment adjacent to Paxton Park, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Manuel Armijo.
Alvarez, who lived in the camp, was talking to three other acquaintances that morning who also lived in the camp.
“A dispute came up, the suspect produced a gun and shot the victim multiple times,” Armijo said. “They all knew each other, but the details of the dispute are unknown.”
Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:28 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
A suspect was arrested “within minutes of the shooting, as he was fleeing from the area,” Armijo ...
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