Suspect in fatal East L.A. shooting arrested after two-hour pursuit
A Rosemead man who authorities say led San Bernardino deputies on a two-hour chase has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting on Sept. 17 in East Los Angeles.
Investigators say Alan Patrick Pacheco, 42, shot 19-year-old Miguel Cabrera and his father about 2 a.m. following a party the night of the televised championship boxing match between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Cabrera and his father were taken to a hospital, where Cabrera died.
On Sept. 18, the day after the shooting, San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies noticed Pacheco about 12:30 p.m. driving a pickup with a stolen trailer, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
When deputies tried to pull Pacheco over, he refused to stop, and a pursuit began, with Pacheco eventually getting on the westbound 10 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, according to the release.
California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit and ultimately arrested Pacheco in Pasadena. Investigators think Pacheco threw out a weapon he was said to have during the pursuit. No gun has been found.
Pacheco, who had a passenger identified as Domingo Guerrero in the truck at the time, was charged with kidnapping, evading police officers and possession of a stolen vehicle, and was jailed in San Bernardino County, according to jail records.
A month later, in Los Angeles County, sheriff’s homicide investigators identified Pacheco as a suspect in the East L.A. shooting and learned he was in custody in San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged Pacheco with Cabrera’s murder on Oct. 30.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.