Austin Louis Jimenez, a 28-year-old white man, died Friday, Sept. 8, after being shot in the 12800 block of Penn Street in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Whittier police responded about 3:15 a.m. to a call regarding a shooting in the area, according to Officer John Scoggins. Once there, police found what appeared to be a crime scene but no shooting victims.
About an hour later, West Covina police were called to an incident nearly 15 miles away. Jimenez and two other men were found inside a Nissan sedan. They had been shot.
Jimenez was pronounced dead at 4:46 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records. The other men were transported to a hospital and treated for their injuries.
Whittier police linked the two crime scenes and identified Whittier resident Peter Vidal Hernandez, 34, as a suspect.
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