Man Fatally Shot in Vernon Was from El Monte

January 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities Wednesday released the name of a man who was fatally shot in Vernon and whose killer remains at large.

The shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 5900 block of Malburg Way. Ricardo Fernandez, 43, of El Monte died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported.

According to the sheriff’s department, a Vernon police officer heard gunshots in the area and found Fernandez behind the wheel of an SUV that had crashed into a business’s loading dock. He had been shot once in the chest, according to sheriff’s detectives, who are assisting Vernon police in the
investigation.

A motive for the shooting was unknown, and no suspect description was available.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

Shooting In Vernon Under Investigation

January 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was found shot to death in a vehicle Tuesday in the City of Vernon, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives who are assisting Vernon police with the investigation.

The shooting took place at approximately 8:40 p.m., on the 5900 block Malburg Way, Vernon, according to detectivces. A Vernon police officer heard gunshots coming from a nearby location and when he investigated he discovered an SUV type vehicle had crashed into a business’s loading dock, and the driver had been shot one time in the torso.

The victim’s name was not immediately available. He was described as a male Hispanic adult.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No suspect information was available, and the investigation is ongoind, according the Sheriff’s detectives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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