Raymon Hernandez Jr., 30
Raymon Hernandez Jr., a 30-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, July 22, in the 13300 block of Inglewood Avenue in Del Aire, an area just outside of Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hernandez was at the Game Sports Bar at 13307 Inglewood Ave. about 1:45 a.m. when an argument broke out inside the bar, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero.
The dispute spilled into the parking lot and became a physical fight between two groups, Quintero said.
Investigators don’t know what started the argument or whether Hernandez was initially involved, Quintero said, but during the fight a man pulled out a gun and shot into the air.
By then, the bar had closed early because of the argument, and everyone had moved outside, Quintero said. When the man fired into the air, people scattered, “and then the suspect directed his attention to one specific person, Mr. Raymon Hernandez.”
The suspect fired multiple times, and Hernandez was struck once, Quintero said. Hernandez’s girlfriend, a 38-year-old Latina, was not struck “but was a potential target,” Quintero said.
Hernandez was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman fled in a mint green Hyundai sedan with three other people, and all of them were arrested later that morning in the Lennox area, about four miles north of the bar, Quintero said.
Doris Stephanie Avila, 22; Sergio Ramos, 22; Robert Soto, 20; and Pedro Yanez, 22, were all charged July 25 with murder and attempted murder, according to court records. They are scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 9 at L.A. County Superior Court’s Torrance courthouse.
Quintero said investigators won’t identify which defendant they believe used the gun until witness interviews are concluded.
Anyone with information is asked to call the the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.