Joshua Paul Andrade, a 27-year-old Latino, was found dead Sunday, July 14, by the railroad tracks east of the Rio Hondo River in Pico Rivera, between Washington Boulevard and East Slauson Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators.
Andrade was a homeless man who lived in the Pico Rivera area, said Lt. Joe Mendoza. Someone walking near the railroad tracks spotted his body shortly before 9 a.m. and called deputies.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:54 a.m., according to coroner's records. Mendoza said it appeared Andrade was shot, but the autopsy is pending.
Investigators don't have a motive for the shooting or any suspects, Mendoza said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Carmelo Pizarro Jr., a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, July 19, in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road in Pico Rivera, according to Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Pizarro was shot after crashing his car and running from deputies, Mendoza said, and authorities say he was initially armed but threw down his gun during a foot chase.
Deputies suspected Pizarro was driving drunk when they first spotted his Mitsubishi Eclipse at Washington and Passons boulevards at 1:37 a.m., Mendoza said. They tried to pull him over but Pizarro sped away, he said, and deputies pursued. Blocks away, Pizarro crashed into a light post and parked vehicle at Eglise Avenue and Bert Street.
Pizarro got out of his car, Mendoza said, “and fled on foot, armed with a handgun.”
Mendoza said he couldn’t go into specifics about how investigators know Pizarro had a …
Manuel Arthur-Joel Jacobo, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, June 28, in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to the scene at 9:27 p.m. after residents heard gunfire and found Jacobo lying unconscious in the street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Jacobo was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
No witnesses reported seeing the shooting, Mendoza said, and investigators don’t have a description of the suspect, or know whether the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle.
Jacobo lived in another part of Pico Rivera with his family, Mendoza said. An online fundraising account that says Jacobo used the nickname "Papa" has been started to help his family cover funeral costs.
Investigators believe Jacobo …