Rudy Sebastian Garcia, 22
Rudy Sebastian Garcia, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the 4200 block of Acacia Avenue in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Garcia and a male friend were standing near the friend’s car in the middle of the street about 12:47 a.m. when an “unknown figure” approached, pulled out a gun and shot Garcia in the upper body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter.
Garcia ran a short distance before collapsing, Cotter said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:54 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t have any information about the suspect or a possible motive, Cotter said.
Garcia’s friend was not injured, but he has "remained uncooperative with us,” Cotter said.
Desiree Garcia said her brother was a kind-hearted man who grew up in Pico Rivera and attended El Rancho High School.
“My brother enjoyed his 2-year-old son,” she wrote in an email. “He loved being a father. He loved his family and his friends. He always had a wonderful smile on his face.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.