Ivan Garcia, a 17-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, June 30, at 9415 Firestone Blvd. in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Garcia and his older brother, Jaime Garcia Jr., 29, drove to Rick’s Motel that morning and got into an argument with one of the guests, Raymond Joseph Penland, according to Downey Police Sgt. Maria Villegas.
The brothers were shot in the motel’s parking lot around 11:25 a.m., Villegas said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, according to coroner’s records.
Penland, 29, fled the scene but was arrested that evening on suspicion of murder. Acting on a tip, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s SWAT team went to a warehouse in Santa Fe Springs to confront Penland, who gave himself up around 8:45 p.m., Villegas said.
Investigators don’t know why the brothers went to see Penland at the motel or why they argued, Villegas said. ...
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