Anthony Ronald Palomares, 23
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 the teenager were both charged with murder and pleaded not guilty, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. They are expected to return to court June 2.