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Fidel Andrew Aguirre, 28

Fidel Andrew Aguirre, a 28-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Sunday, Sept. 30, near the corner of East Ezmirlian Street and North Bullis Road in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Aguirre was walking east on Ezmirlian Street in front of a strip mall shortly after noon when a man came up to him and began shooting, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Hoglund. 

The shooter fled on foot, Hoglund said. 

Aguirre was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:37 p.m., according to coroner’s records. He was shot in the left temple, the back and the ankle. The cause of death was the gunshot to the back, according to coroner’s records. 

Investigators used footage from nearby surveillance cameras to identify a suspect, Hoglund said. 

Jonathan Aldin Garcia, a 28-year-old Latino, was arrested on Oct. 2 and charged with murder and attempted murder on Oct. 4 in Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Compton Courthouse. 

Danielle Rosemead Rude, a 19-year-old Latina, was also charged on Oct. 4 with being an accessory by harboring or aiding Garcia, according to court records. 

Investigators have not released a motive for the shooting or an explanation of the attempted murder charge. 

Both Garcia and Rude pleaded not guilty during their arraignment and are being held in jail without bail. Their next court appearance is set for Oct. 23 in Room SCD in the Compton Courthouse. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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