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Alberto Rojas, 46

Alberto Rojas, 46, a Latino man, was killed in a double homicide in the the 3700 block of Gage Avenue in Bell Gardens early Friday, Oct. 5, at about 3 a.m.--the same homicide in which Federico Perez, 32, was killed.

Deputies said Rojas and Perez were arguing with a suspect--also a Latino man--in a bar. After closing, the argument continued outside the bar in front of 3613 Gage Ave., and ended with the suspect shooting both victims. Coroner's investigators reported that Rojas was both shot and dragged by a car. Perez died at the scene; Rojas was taken to a hospital but could not be saved. His time of death was listed as 6:24 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Shortly after the shooting, the suspect was netted in a traffic stop. He is under arrest.

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