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Ramon Preciado Jr.
  • Death date
  • May 10, 2010
  • Address
  • Azusa
  • 603 N. Rockvale Ave.

Ramon Preciado Jr., 19

Ramon Preciado Jr., a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, May 10, in the 600 block of North Rockvale Avenue in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Preciado was approached by three people about 8:45 p.m., words were exchanged and he was shot, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office. The suspects fled after the shooting, Winter said.

The next day, authorities determined the shooting was gang-related.

Photo: Jahziel Velenzo, 17, is suspected of killing Ramon Preciado Jr., 19, on May 10. Credit: Sheriff's Dept. Investigators identified the shooter as Jahziel Velenzo, a 17-year-old Latino. He's described as 5 foot 3 and weighs 160 pounds. Velenzo is currently at-large and should be considered to be armed and dangerous, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said.

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Velenzo is asked to contact sheriff’s Homicide Dets. K. Lowe at (323) 890-5604 or R. Hernandez at (323) 890-5549.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Top photo: Ramon Preciado Jr. Credit: DMV. Bottom photo: Jahziel Velenzo, 17, is suspected of killing Ramon Preciado Jr., 19, on May 10. Credit: Sheriff's Department.

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