Posted Sept. 1, 2013
Gilbert Ralph Montano, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Sept. 1, in the 400 block of West 50th Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Montano was involved in a traffic accident with Anthony Smallwood, 40, shortly before 5 a.m. while the men were driving west on 50th Street, said LAPD Det. Supervisor Chris Barling.
The two cut each other off and chased each other, then stopped near Figueroa Street to get out of their vehicles and talk about the accident, Barling said.
A man then walked up to the two, asked where they were from, shot them and fled, Barling said.
Montano was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m., said coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter.
Smallwood also died at the scene.
A suspect in the slayings, Derrick Antonio Henry, was arrested Sept. 4 on suspicion of murder, Barling ...
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