Posted Oct. 8, 2013
Nery Eduardo Chigua-Cheguen, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 8, near West 82nd Street and South Hoover Street in Vermont Knolls, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Chigua-Cheguen, a factory worker, had dropped his mother off at a bus stop about 5 a.m. and was at a stoplight when a dark-colored sedan pulled up, said LAPD Det. Supervisor Sal LaBarbera.
A man got out of the car and began shooting at Chigua-Cheguen, LaBarbera said. The shooter then fled.
Chigua-Cheguen was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:22 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Anyone with information can call LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz