Jose Antonio Flores Velazquez, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the 1100 block of East 68th Street in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, according to records from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Flores Velazquez, a doctoral student in astrophysics at UC Irvine, had come back to his old neighborhood to visit his family and drop off a baby shower gift to his childhood friend, Alfredo Antonio Carrera, 24, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
The shower was scheduled for that coming Saturday, to honor the first child of Carrera and his girlfriend, Marilyn Cuevas, The Times reported. Flores Velazquez couldn't attend the shower, but he wanted to make sure Carrera got his gift— a physics book for children.
"He was just delivering presents, being a great friend that he was," his brother Jason Flores told The ...
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