Suspect in Murder of East LA Man Turns Himself In

By City News Service

An alleged Compton gang member was arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a 43-year-old man who had come out of his East Los Angeles home to inspect damage to a fence hit by a vehicle, authorities said Monday.

Marco Blanco came out of his home in the 900 block of North Rowan Avenue about 8:35 p.m. on March 10 and was shot in the upper torso and declared dead at the scene, said sheriff’s Lt. Dave Dolson.

Jonathan Francisco Valle, 22, fled on foot, then turned himself in and was booked at the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station. He was held on $1 million bail. A weapon was recovered.

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7 Responses to “Suspect in Murder of East LA Man Turns Himself In”

  1. Esmeralda on May 7th, 2013 10:52 pm

    As you know he was am innocent hurts me to see that My fiancee was killed in front of or home my kids and i are so devastated so heart broken.. He was taken from us 4 kids and 1 one the way.. He was grate father and husband we love and miss him everyday i hope that guy that did this to him knows how much my kids and i are suffering for his actions and i hope he never gets out of jail..

  2. Concerned Citizen on May 28th, 2013 9:15 am

    My most sincere condolences to you Esmeralda and Family. I live on the same block, we heard the gunshots that Sunday night as I was helping my babies with their homework. Initially we thought fireworks, however it sounded a bit different and we later heard the sirens and helicopter. I stood up praying for the decedent until 5:30 A.M. as we thought it had been a child that had been shot. After the incident we were unable to get any information at all, until now. I hope that you resign yourself and allow Marco’s soul to continue to heaven. God bless you all…..

  3. Yadira Blanco on July 10th, 2013 10:51 pm

    Marcos Blanco a wondeful uncle that god send me as my angel to protect me and my brother when my mother divorce my Dad Marcos was thier from day one to take care of us like his own until Marcos married Julie and had two beutiful kids. Julie past away 6 years ago that same month March never forget. Marcos remarried and had another kid and left one on the way.God nows what he does Jonathan Francisco Valle need to pay with jail and never get out.Jonathan action provoc some disagreement with the stepmother and the kids granperents with the dicision of a judge who’s keeping the kids.

  4. Carlos on January 9th, 2014 2:07 pm

    I know that Jonathan Valle wasn’t him wen this tragedy happend because he was under the influence of drugs. I know right now at this time he is regretted of murdering Marcos because I know him and it’s so hard wen someone is a drug addict
    Hope he comes out sooner than later

  5. I Miss you Jonathan! on May 1st, 2014 6:58 pm

    Both families suffered. I knew Jonathan and what he did is wrong and his family is suffering from it. Raising his children isn’t easy. My condolences go to Marcos family. So instead of hoping Jonathan never comes out how about wishing he got the help he needs. If it was the other way around you wouldn’t want people talking bad about your family

  6. ICE CREAM VENDOR on June 19th, 2014 10:32 pm

    @ I Miss you Jonathan! It isn’t the other way around!!!!!! This piece of *** robbed an entire community of our piece of mind, not to mention the poor innocent children that will be raised without a dad. I say life in prison with 3 hot meals, medical care, television and family visits are too good for this jackass. Because of him, we no longer walk down to the corner store or do we allow our children to play out side.This man did absolutely nothing to deserve being executed. I wish this would of been a death penalty case…………….

  7. Jonathan Valle on January 27th, 2018 7:11 pm

    this is Jonathan Valle speaking first and for most my apologies to the family of Marcos blanco my actions weren’t my intentions but only to protect my self there was more to this case then what the media is saying all I wanted was his help not to be threaten. by him I know my apologies and sorries won’t bring him back but I do regret what went down if I can help you in any way possible I will do so I take great responsibility for my actions I am not no piece of shit either despite of what you think of me I am good person and any one in my position would have done the same I do not take any pride for what ive done but now all we can do is move forward my deepest condolences to Marcos and his family I am truly sorry if I can trade places with him I would that’s the type of person I am good hearted and even though I lost my case I still have a date to come home in ten years and when I do get out I will pay him a visit for the good I’ve cause allot of pain in both sides of the families mine and his words can’t explain how I feel about this but regardless of the fact only god can judge me with this being said I would like to send my blessing to both families and wish you the best in life and keep on moving forward with out a struggle. love always Jonathan Francisco Valle

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