Marcos Perez, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 28, in the 13800 block of South Avalon Boulevard in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began when Perez, who is suspected of being a gang member, walked up to three men who were sitting in the courtyard outside their apartments around 10 p.m., talking and drinking.
Witnesses told investigators that shortly before Perez appeared, a large, dark-colored American-made sedan drove along the alley next to the courtyard without stopping, Rosson said.
A few minutes later, Perez appeared and “just opened fire indiscriminately at the group,” Rosson said.
The three black men, ages 33, 44 and 49, were struck by gunfire, but at some point during the shooting, one of them or someone else opened fire, striking Perez in the upper torso multiple times, Rosson ...