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Jose Jesus Millan, 24

Jose Jesus Millan, also known as Jose Jesus Alfredo Millan, a 24-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Monday, Oct. 7,  after he was shot in a brushy area outside the Big League Dreams sports park at 2100 South Azusa Avenue in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.

West Covina Police officers began searching the area that evening after family members received an anonymous call saying Millan had been killed, according to coroner's records. 

Officers found Millan's body in a little camp, where it appeared he had been dead for some time, said Lt. Travis Tibbetts. Investigators later learned that someone who had been working in the area iscovered his body, Tibbetts said. 

Millan was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m.  according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the torso. 

His obituary listed his residence as Baldwin Hills, but Tibbetts said Millan had been living as a transient in West Covina for some time, where he was known by the nickname "Bowser."

According to Los Angeles County jail records, Millan had been in and out of West Covina area jails at least 11 times in 2019, on short-stay misdemeanor offenses. His last jail stay began on Sept. 10, when he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from jail on Sept. 14, according to jail records, 23 days before his body was found. 

Investigators don't have any information about suspects or a motive for the shooting, Tibbetts said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Covina Police Department at (626) 939-8688. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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