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Andres Fermin Ordonez, 25

Andres Fermin Ordonez, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 4, near Beverly Boulevard and Reno Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

A female gang member was charged with murder and other felonies for her role in the fatal shooting of Ordonez, a deacon, outside a church.

Janeth Lopez, a 22-year-old Latina, was allegedly spray-painting a red graffiti tag on the walls of the Iglesia de Paz church when Ordonez and other church members tried to stop her.

But officials say a suspected male gang member got out of his car and opened fire, killing Ordonez and wounding a second man who attended the church.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Phillip Glaviano, assistant head deputy of the Hardcore Gang Division, said Lopez was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one misdemeanor count of vandalism. She also faces additional allegations involving the gun and being a gang member.

Lopez fled the scene by hopping into the waiting vehicle with the gunman, who remains at large.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

Lopez is being held without bail at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 16 at the Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to contact the LAPD at (877) 275-5273. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

-- Richard Winton

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