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Rigoberto Vega
  • Death date
  • April 20, 2008
  • Address
  • Compton
  • 600 N. Alameda St.

Rigoberto Vega, 23

Rigoberto Vega, 23, and David Gallegos, 32, both Latino men, were killed in a drive-by shooting in the 600 block of North Alameda Street in Compton on Sunday, April 20.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, deputies from the sheriff's Compton station responded to a radio call of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies found Gallegos and Vega with gunshot wounds. Gallegos was in a wheelchair, authorities said.

According to Lt. Dan Rosenberg, the two men were on the sidewalk when a car stopped and some men got out and began shooting. After the shooting, deputies found a silver Ford Mustang in the 2000 block of 127th Street that witnesses say was used in the shooting.

Investigators began serving search warrants in the neighborhood, and Andrew Lemus, 19, of Compton turned himself in to investigators later that day. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said.

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