Suspect in Deadly Shooting Still on the Loose

April 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

EAST LOS ANGELES  – Authorities Tuesday identified a man who was fatally shot in East Los Angeles by a killer who remains at large.

The shooting was reported at 8:36 p.m. Monday in the 6600 block of Hereford Drive, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Francisco Amaro Jr., 30, of East Los Angeles died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported.

Homicide detectives learned that Amaro had left his residence on foot after a brief argument with family members, Alexander said. A short time later, a gunshot was heard west of Amaro’s residence, and he was found lying on a sidewalk, the sheriff’s department reported.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Teen Killed in East L.A. Shooting

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities Monday identified a 16-year-old boy killed in an apparent-gang-related shooting in East Los Angeles.

The shooting occurred at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard, Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.

Joanthony Rodriguez of Los Angeles died at the scene, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

“When deputies arrived, they checked the area for any suspicious activity and found a bloody trail on a sidewalk, which they followed into an apartment building,” Jansen said. “The deputies found a male lying on the stairwell inside the apartment building suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper torso.”

The shooting is believed to be gang-related, Jansen said.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

 

Three Men Shot in East L.A. Store

November 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Three men were shot while in front of a convenience store in East Los Angeles and one of them died at an area hospital, the Sheriff’s Department said Sunday.

The victim was later identified as Juan Carillo Ortiz, 18, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The Bureau did not release a place of residence for Ortiz.

The shooting was reported at 5:56 p.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Ortiz, a 19-year-old man was standing outside a convenience store with a 66-year-old man when witnesses reported hearing several gunshots fired, Jansen said.

The victims were rushed to an area hospital, where Ortiz, who was shot several times in the torso, was pronounced dead. The other two victims were listed in fair condition, she said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting attack to call them at (323) 890-5500.

Man Shot on Halloween Night in East L. A.

November 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities searched Monday for whoever shot a man to death in East Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Williamson Avenue, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The victim, estimated to have been around 25 years old, was walking with two other people on Gerhart Avenue when a gray sedan slowed down and someone inside fired on them, Alexander said.

(Courtesy of Danielle Lugo)

(Courtesy of Danielle Lugo)

The victim staggered to Williamson Avenue, where he collapsed. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the upper body, Alexander said. It was not immediately known if the two people who were with the victim were struck by gunfire, she said.

The whereabouts of the shooter and the victim’s companions are not known, Alexander said.

East LA Man Shot on Sidewalk Identified

June 13, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

The coroner’s office identified Sunday a man found shot to death on an East Los Angeles sidewalk.

Jose Espinoza, 46, of San Fernando, was discovered by deputies dispatched about 12:30am, Saturday to the 400 block of Union Pacific Avenue on a “shots fired” call, Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.

When they arrived they found Espinoza lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Saldana said. Espinoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500.

Man Shot in East L.A.

June 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was shot to death during a discussion with two men in East Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Monday at 664 South Ford Blvd., said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Deputies who responded to the shooting call found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, she said.

Homicide detectives learned “two male suspects came to the residence and knocked on the front door,’’ Jansen said. “The victim came to the door and began talking to both suspects through the closed metal security screen door.

During the conversation, one of the unknown suspects fired multiple shots towards the victim, striking him in the upper torso.’’

The suspects fled on foot, headed north, she said, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org.

$10,000 Reward Offered in Fatal East L.A. Shooting

May 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $10,000 rewards in hopes of solving a fatal shootings on New Year’s Day in East Los Angeles.

Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed the reward in the Jan. 1 slaying of 25-year-old Tommy Gamez, who was shot to death in his car, which had crashed into three parked vehicles in the 600 block of Gerhart Avenue in East Los Angeles.

Investigators believe the shooting – which happened about a half-hour after the new year began – was gang-related.

Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s homicide Detective Dawn Retzlaff at (323) 890-5500.

Search Continues for Gunman In East L.A. Shooting

February 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Augmented by a $10,000 reward offer, the search will continue for the gunman who shot two brothers of a Compton city councilman in East L.A., killing one of them in what authorities call a targeted gang attack but that the councilman describes as a case of mistaken identity.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who shot Councilmember Isaac Galvan’s brothers. Supervisor Hilda Solis authored the motion.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown Tuesday issued a statement in support of Galvan.

“The Compton City Council joins with our residents in mourning the loss of Councilmember Isaac Galvan’s brother and in extending our thoughts, prayers and love to his mother, his brother’s children and entire family.

“We also hope for a quick recovery for his injured brother. Compton stands with East L.A. residents in the fight against gun violence.”

The shooting took place in the 900 block of South La Verne Avenue just after noon Monday, said sheriff’s Deputy Mike Barraza. Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan announced on his Facebook page Monday afternoon that his brothers Dennis and Larry (Lorenzo) Galvan had been shot in front of his mother’s house, and Larry had been killed.

“I’m glad my little brother Dennis was able to go home today by only being shot in the foot,” Galvan wrote. “I’m sad to say my other little brother Larry did not make it.”

“He was shot multiple times in the chest and died of cardiac arrest. I really want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my family.”

Galvan said the death of his 27-year-old brother “will not be in vain.”

“He leaves behind three brothers, a mother, many friends and three beautiful children who through their lives, his memory will live on.”

Galvan told reporters outside his mother’s home Tuesday that the shooting of his brothers was a case of mistaken identity.

“My brothers are not gang members,” Galvan said. “They had their flaws but they are not gang members.”
In response to a question as to whether someone was out to get his brothers, Galvan adamantly responded, “Absolutely not.”

The two Galvan brothers were walking south on La Verne Avenue when a man walked up, pulled out a gun and shot them, Barraza said. They were taken to a hospital, where Larry Galvan died.

The gunman fled the scene in an SUV headed north on La Verne Avenue. The shooting of Galvan’s brothers appeared “gang-related and targeted,” according to the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be submitted anonymously.

East L.A. Shooting Victim ID’d

January 7, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

The coroner’s office Monday released the name of a man found shot to death inside a vehicle in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

He was Tommy Gamez, 25, of East Los Angeles, said coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz.

The discovery was made at 1 a.m. Friday at Sixth Street and Gerhart Avenue, said Sgt. I. Renteria of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station.

The vehicle with the victim inside had crashed into three parked cars, a news videographer reported from the scene.

California Highway Patrol officers investigating the crash found the dead man inside the vehicle, the videographer said.

Investigators will determine whether the man crashed the vehicle after he was shot, Renteria said.

Reward Offered in East L.A. Shooting

November 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

(CNS) – A $20,000 reward was being offered Tuesday for information leading to whoever shot and killed a 21-year-old college football player in East Los Angeles nearly 2 1/2 years ago.

Gabriel Soto of Monterey Park was one of two men shot around 2:50 a.m. on May 25, 2013 at 601 S. McDonnell Ave., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The 2009 Garfield High School graduate died at a hospital. The other victim was shot in a leg, treated at a hospital and released.

A freelance television producer said the victims and other people were at a party in a home’s garage when a suspect approached and opened fire.

The suspect was described at the time as an Latino male, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and about 150 pounds with long black hair.

County Supervisor Hilda Solis will join Sheriff Jim McDonnell, homicide bureau detectives and Soto’s family members at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon to announce the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of suspects in the case.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the killer was urged to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. All tips can be made anonymously.

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