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Montebello Homicide Victim Named

A 38-year-old Perris man who was wounded last week in a shooting, then drove into a telephone pole in Montebello where he was pronounced dead, was identified Monday by the coroner’s office as Justin Verano.

Witnesses told Montebello Police Department officers multiple gunshots had been heard and Verano was seen driving erratically before driving into the pole at the intersection of Sycamore and South Spruce streets, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Trina Schrader said.

The shooting occurred around 4:42 p.m. June 4, Schrader said.

Verano was the sole occupant of the vehicle, Schrader said.