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Raemond Jarrod De Leon Santos, 19

Raemond Jarrod De Leon Santos (2020-09-30)

Raemond Jarrod De Leon Santos, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the 1200 block of Drumm Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 2 a.m., Santos was sitting in the driver’s side of his gray Honda Accord with a cousin when another vehicle stopped nearby, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Cortez. A person got out of the car and began shooting at Santos and the other man through the driver's side window.

Santos was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 a.m. His cousin, Jesse Meza, 18, died at a hospital. 

Santos had been visiting Meza, who lived in the area. 

Cortez said he believes Santos and Meza were “misidentified” as gang members. 

“We’re trying to figure out what this is all about,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cortez at (310) 726-7889. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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