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  • Death date
  • Nov. 16, 2012
  • Address
  • Pico-Union
  • 1000 block of West 17th Street

Juan de la Piedra, 41

Juan de la Piedra, a 41-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Friday, Nov. 16, in the 1000 block of West 17th Street in Pico Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

De la Piedra was near Toberman Park  when he was shot in a walk-up shooting that police believe was gang-related, said LAPD Rampart homicide Det. Chris Linscomb.

The suspects fled after the shooting and there have been no arrests.

Police responding to a 911 report of a shooting at 9:05 p.m. found the victim with wounds to his lower back, according to coroner’s records.

He was taken to California Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Det. Linscomb at (213) 484-3642. Those who would like to leave an anonymous tip should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Adolfo Flores

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