Teena Louise Maldonado, a 38-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, May 3, in the 600 block of North Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home regarding a gunshot victim, according to a news release from the department.
Deputies found Maldonado with gunshot wounds, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said the weapon and the suspect “remain outstanding” and did not release additional information about what led to the shooting.
Maldonado’s sister, Anna Maldonado, said Teena worked as a cashier at Costco. She had three children, ages 16, 11 and 6.
“They’re always always together,” Anna said of her sister and her children. “She was a great mother.”
Maldonado also helped care for her own mother and her mother’s two teenagers.
“She was taking care ...
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