Man Shot to Death Near Montebello River

By EGP News

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is assisting Montebello Police investigate the death of a man who was fatally shot and whose body was found near a Montebello river embankment on Friday night.

Montebello police Lt. Larry Jackson told EGP that officers responded Friday Nov. 2 around 9:38 p.m. to a call reporting a “person down” on the Rio Hondo River embankment near Beverly Boulevard and Rae Drive near Great Rea Park.

When the officers arrived, they discovered a male victim unconscious on the ground. Montebello paramedics discovered that the unidentified victim had been fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Mark Pope from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told EGP they do not have yet have any leads on a possible suspect or suspects, or a motive for the killing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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November 8, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


One Response to “Man Shot to Death Near Montebello River”

  1. Yvonne Watson on November 8th, 2012 9:15 pm

    The victim in this story was Jason Rivera.

    Jason was a kind-hearted soul and an avid community activist. He was a member of the Save the Montebello Hills Task Force (Sierra Club) and a participant in the Occupy L.A. Movement.

    Jason’s family is hosting a carwash fundraiser in his honor to help pay for his funeral expenses.

    November 10, 2012
    400 W. Whittier Blvd. Montebello, Ca 90640
    Rain or shine,
    Drinks and Tacos will be also be sold

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