Man Fatally Shot in Lincoln Heights ID’d

By City News Service

Authorities Wednesday identified a man who was shot in his car on a street in Lincoln Heights, as investigators continued their efforts to determine if four gang members who were detained following a chase were involved in the killing.

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday near Broadway and Griffin Avenue. Steve Ibarra, 36, of Los Angeles died at the scene.

“A suspect pulled up alongside the victim’s vehicle … and shot approximately eight rounds at the victim and then fled,” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Edward Pape said.

Although an Uber sticker was on the windshield of Ibarra’s car, police determined that he was not a driver for the ridesharing service.

LAPD units responding to the shooting began chasing an SUV near the East L.A. interchange, and the pursuit went onto freeways and then onto surface streets in La Puente, where the four occupants – two men and two women – were taken into custody.

“We do know that the suspects are gang members … this does appear to be gang-related,” Pape said earlier.

An LAPD spokesman said this afternoon that police could not confirm if any of the suspects would be arrested in connection with the homicide.

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