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Esperanza Soria, 24

Esperanza Soria, a 24-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Saturday, March 16, in the 100 block of West Washington Boulevard in Montebello, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Arthur Andrew Andrade, 29, who was suspected of fatally shooting his estranged wife, turned himself into the Whittier Police Department early the next day and was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said.

Authorities had been searching for the Tustin resident since early Saturday, when he allegedly shot Soria multiple times in the parking lot of her place of employment in Montebello, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Soria, who suffered injuries to her upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two, who were separated and had been in the process of getting a divorce, were arguing just before the shooting began.

Andrade turned himself in at 1 a.m. He was taken to the Montebello police station and is being held in lieu of $1-million bail. Authorities are still searching for the weapon and the vehicle Andrade allegedly used to flee the scene.

-- Corina Knoll

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