Junior Ismael Aceves, 19
Junior Aceves, a 19-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, July 18, in the 4200 block of West 103rd Street in the South Bay neighborhood of Lennox, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Aceves was riding his bicycle in the street around 12:35 a.m. on West 103rd Street near South Freeman Avenue, a few blocks from his home, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter said.
A green four-door sedan with two men inside swerved into Aceves as he was riding near the sidewalk, Cotter said.
“It looks like they used the car to attack him,” Cotter said. “Or at least they tried to use the car to attack him. The evidence suggests that they hit him with the car, but he was able to get up and run.”
The car crashed into a light pole, and the men jumped out and chased after Aceves, heading west on 103rd Street, Cotter said. Residents reported hearing gunshots a short time later, and deputies found Aceves lying in a driveway.
The shooting suspects, described only as Latinos wearing white T-shirts, were last seen running west on 103rd Street, Cotter said. One also was wearing a baseball cap, he said.
Aceves was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:16 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators are searching the abandoned car for more clues. Cotter said he couldn’t comment on whether the car was stolen.
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.