Lincoln Heights Shooting Victim Identified

By City News Service

Authorities released the name of a man Monday who died after crashing his SUV into a garage in Lincoln Heights while trying to flee after being shot in the back by an assailant who remains at large.

The man backed into the garage while trying to turn around at 2221 Thomas St. at 12:14 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Kevin Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Station.

“He had a gunshot wound in the lower left back,” Moore said. “He was shot prior to entering the vehicle. He tried to turn around in the alley and backed into the garage.”

Edgar Pastor, 40, was unconscious when police first arrived, and they initially thought he passed out because he was drunk.

“He had been drinking, but he woke up and told us he’d been shot,” the sergeant said. “He didn’t say who shot him.”

Paramedics rushed him to County-USC Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

Detectives said they had no suspect information. Anyone with information was asked to call Hollenbeck detectives Palacios or Alfaro at (323) 342-8900.

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