Anthony Ronald Palomares, a 23-year-old Latino, died a day after being shot near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Bartley Avenue in Santa Fe Springs, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On April 5, about 6:30 p.m., Whittier police received a call about gunshots near Friendship Park, said Officer John Scoggins. When officers arrived, they found Palomares, a transient, lying in a grassy area with gunshot wounds, Scoggins said.
He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. on April 6, according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses told police that they saw two people approach Palomares and get into an argument. At some point, one man drew a handgun and shot Palomares, Scoggins said.
Two days after the killing, 25-year-old Daniel Esquer, a transient, was taken into custody. The following week, 17-year-old Marcus Rene Garcia, also a transient, was taken into custody, Scoggins said. The man and ...
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