Man Shot While Riding Metro Bus in Glassell Park
By EGP News Wire
A man was shot on a Metro bus in Glassell Park yesterday, apparently while protecting his teenage son from the gunman, who was later arrested, authorities said.
Mark Martinez, 31, was arrested about 40 minutes after the roughly 10:30 a.m. shooting on a bus on Eagle Rock Boulevard near Verdugo Road, according to the sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.
The name of the 39-year-old man he allegedly shot was being withheld, and his condition was not immediately available. Authorities said the wounded man had stable vital signs.
Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said the shooting occurred aboard a bus on Line 84.
The victim was on the bus with his 16-year-old son, when another passenger pulled out a gun, apparently intending to shoot the teen, Ubaldo said.
“The man moved forward to protect his son, and he was shot,” Ubaldo said. Martinez would be booked for attempted murder, a deputy with the transit bureau said.Print This Post
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