Bryan Anthony Mares, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Saturday, March 9, in the 11800 block of Arkansas Street in Artesia, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Four people, allegedly documented gang members from Norwalk, were arrested later that evening in connection with Mares' death and another non-fatal shooting earlier that evening just a few blocks away, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Mares, a homeless man who had been staying in the Artesia area, was walking on Arkansas Street near Pioneer Boulevard about 9:44 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside began shooting, Alfred said.
The gunfire struck Mares, who ran up a driveway and tried to hide behind a parked vehicle before he fell, Alfred said. Someone spotted Mares lying by the car and called 911.
Mares was able to describe the shooter's ...