Raquel Bramasco DeDavila, 62
Raquel Bramasco DeDavila, a 62-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the 1600 block of West 19th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6:30 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department on patrol in the area heard gunshots in the area and found Bramasco DeDavila and a man with gunshot wounds, police said in a statement.
Bramasco DeDavila was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The man was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Detectives believe that the suspect was inside his home in the area when he saw Bramasco DeDavila and the man. He came outside to confront the two and shot them, police said.
Police said a long-term “personal dispute” was ongoing between the suspect and the victims.
The suspect was identified as Jesus Antonio Romero, a 46-year-old Latino, police said. He surrendered shortly after the shooting.
Romero has been charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Romero also faces allegations that he used a handgun and caused great bodily injury.
Romero pleaded not guilty Jan. 27 and is due back in court Feb. 24, prosecutors said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.