Tien Phuong Hua, a 33-year-old Vietnamese man, was killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the 3500 block of Strang Avenue in Rosemead, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Hua was shot in the backyard of his family home as officers were trying to serve arrest and search warrants connected to the fatal shooting of Henry Xavier Estrada, a 27-year-old Latino who was killed Sunday, Dec. 27, in the Hollywood Hills.
The dispute that led to the two shootings “appears to have been a relationship issue,” LAPD West Bureau Lt. John Radtke said.
Estrada was dating Hua’s ex-girlfriend, Radtke said, and the two had gone to a rental “party house” on North Sycamore Avenue, near Camrose Drive, the night Estrada was killed. Investigators think Hua used electronic communication to trick Estrada and his girlfriend into walking out of the house, Radtke said.
“They thought they were meeting ...