Sandra Marlene Dandasnavarro, a 34-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the 5100 block of Live Oak Street in Cudahy, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Dandasnavarro operated a day care in the home she shared with her boyfriend, 8-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
She and the children were home alone around 11 a.m. when her former boyfriend, Ramon Ramirez Gomez, 31, allegedly came to the house with a gun, looking for her current boyfriend, Alfred said.
"When he couldn't find the boyfriend, he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend inside the home, right in front of her two kids," Alfred said.
The son grabbed his sister and ran out of the house, Alfred said. A passerby noticed the boy running with the toddler in his arms and asked what was wrong ...