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Victor Solis
  • Death date
  • May 3, 2009

Victor Solis, 24

 Victor Solis, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot Saturday, May 2, about 1:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of Pepper Avenue in Cypress Park, according to Los Angeles police.

Solis was a passenger in a vehicle, and someone approached the car, officials said.

"Words were exchanged and the suspect produced a handgun and opened fire," said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

Solis was taken to the hospital where he died Sunday, May 3, according to coroner's records.

[An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Solis was shot the same day he died.]

Update: On Monday, May 11, Los Angeles police arrested Joshua Ricardo Galindez, an 18-year old Latino, in connection with Solis' killing. His arrest came a four days after police apprehended Adrian Martinez, a 21-year old Latino, also in connection with the shooting death of Solis.

"Both suspects were believed to be gang members and a danger to the community," according to an LAPD news release. Authorities said they believed Galindez was the shooter.

Galindez was arrested in the 3200 block of Granada St. shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to police records. He is being held without bail at Men's Central Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on May 28, according to sheriff's records.

Martinez was arrested in the 6500 block of W. 6th St. shortly after noon on Thursday, May 7, according to police records. He is being held on $3 million bond at Men's Central Jail. He is scheduled to appear next in court on May 21.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact LAPD Northeast Division detectives at 213-847-4261.

-- Anthony Pesce and Megan Garvey

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