Two men charged in fatal shooting outside East L.A. bar
Two men will be arraigned next week on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a Commerce man outside an East Los Angeles bar in August.
Fernando Zamorano, a 33-year-old Latino, was killed in the parking lot of Lito’s Corkroom in the 6000 block of East Olympic Boulevard about 1 a.m. Aug. 13, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Witnesses told investigators that two men walked by while Zamorano was standing in the parking lot, and one of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting, Jauch said.
Zamorano was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 a.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Coroner’s notes indicated that Zamorano asked the men where they were from, but Jauch said he couldn’t discuss whether the men exchanged words before the shooting or if they had seen each other earlier in the bar.
David Lunar, a 22-year-old Latino, was arrested Sept. 15 in connection with an unrelated vandalism case in East Los Angeles, Jauch said. On Nov. 2, Lunar was charged with murder, attempted murder, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and firing on an occupied building, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
Joe Garcia, a 42-year-old Latino from La Puente, was arrested Nov. 9 outside his home on suspicion of murder, Jauch said.
Lunar and Garcia are scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 28 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center downtown.
Lunar is being held on $4.425 million bail, and Garcia is being held on $3,09 million bail, according to jail records.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.