A story for every victim

Rudy Sebastian Garcia, 22

Rudy Sebastian Garcia (2017-01-11)

Rudy Sebastian Garcia, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the 4200 block of Acacia Avenue in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Garcia and a male friend were standing near the friend’s car in the middle of the street about 12:47 a.m. when an “unknown figure” approached, pulled out a gun and shot Garcia in the upper body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter. 

Garcia ran a short distance before collapsing, Cotter said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:54 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records. 

Investigators don’t have any information about the suspect or a possible motive, Cotter said. 

Garcia’s friend was not injured, but he has "remained uncooperative with us,” Cotter said.

Desiree Garcia said her brother was a kind-hearted man who grew up in Pico Rivera and attended El Rancho High School. 

“My brother enjoyed his 2-year-old son,” she wrote in an email. “He loved being a father. He loved his family and his friends. He always had a wonderful smile on his face.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Do you have information to share about the life of Rudy Sebastian Garcia ? The Homicide Report needs your help. Please fill out this form or e-mail us at homicidereport@latimes.com.

Share a memory or thought about Rudy Sebastian Garcia

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.


Seven reader comments