Miguel Monroy, 14
Posted Sept. 27, 2007, 11:25 p.m.
Miguel Monroy, 14, a Latino youth, was beaten and shot to death at 44068 Engle Way in Lancaster after allegedly shooting Daniel Marrero, 20. His time of death was listed as 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.
Marrero, a 20-year-old young man of Puerto Rican descent, was fatally shot in the chest, allegedly by Monroy who was then attacked and killed by Marrero's companions.
Marrero was transported from the scene at 44068 Engle Way in Lancaster, and died at a Antelope Valley hospital at 12:09 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28. Investigators would like to know who all the combatants were. Anyone with information, including anonymous tips, is asked to call (323) 890-5500.
This was, in essence, a brawl that resulted in a death for each side, said Sheriff's Det. Howard Cooper. He said said that five to seven young men and youths, some of them gang members, were fighting in the walkway of an apartment complex. In the midst of the fight, 14-year-old Monroy pulled out a gun and shot Marrero.
In revenge, Marrero's companions jumped on Monroy beat the youngster, then shot him. In the end, Monroy died from a combination of blunt force and gunshots while Marrero, the man he shot, was still struggling to survive. When deputies arrived, they found both of them on the ground--Marrero badly wounded, and Monroy lying nearby, dead. Marrero died an hour after Monroy, his alleged killer.