Erasmo Santos, 21
Erasmo Santos, a 21-year-old Latino man, was shot in the head at 24012 Vista Montana St. in Torrance and died at 5:53 p.m. Feb. 18.
Santos, identified by police as Erasmo Antonio Artero-Santos, 21, was in the crowded Mongol King restaurant when suspect Victor Hernandez, 20, also Latino, walked up to him and, standing "close enough to touch him," fired a small-caliber gun, Torrance Police Lt. Rod Irvine said. Hernandez, pictured right, considered Santos a rival for the affections of his 16-year-old girlfriend. Torrance police surrounded Hernandez's home in Harbor City afterward and arrested him when he walked out.
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