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Randall Scott Fletcher, 22

Randall Scott Fletcher (2018-04-25)

Randall Scott Fletcher, a 22-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, April 25, after he was shot in Ashiya Park, 2700 W. Beverly Blvd. in Montebello, according to coroner’s records. 

Fletcher was sitting in the park around 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, when someone came up behind him and shot him in the head, said Det. Paul Antista, a homicide detective for the Montebello Police Department.

A woman walking through the park called police around 4:30 p.m. saying she had seen Fletcher sitting up earlier and thought it was weird that he was now lying in the grass, Antista said. 

Fletcher was taken to the hospital, where he died four days later at 4:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The shooting occurred next to a playground area in the middle of the park, but investigators don’t have any suspect information, Antista said. 

“That’s another odd thing,” he said. “It happened midday, but allegedly no one was in the park, and we have no one who saw anything.”

Fletcher grew up in the El Monte area, where his mother lives, Antista said. Recently, though, he had been living as a transient, around East Los Angeles and Montebello. 

He was wearing a gray Los Angeles Dodgers jersey with blue lettering when he was shot, Antista said, and it appeared he had been drinking a soda from a cup from a nearby restaurant. 

Anyone with information can call Antista at (323) 887-1249 or email him at pantista@cityofmontebello.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.   

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