Mikie Sontero Tarango, a 41-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Dec. 23, in the 1100 block of East Larkwood Street in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Tarango was in his garage with his brother and a female friend around 9 p.m. when two men walked up and at least one of the men began shooting, striking all three of the people inside, said West Covina Police Lt. Travis Tibbetts.
Tarango was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:25 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the chest.
His brother was taken to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, Tibbetts said. The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
Tarango's mother, Dianne, described her son as "a beloved father, son ...
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