West Covina man killed over Thanksgiving weekend

Here’s what we’re reporting in Tuesday’s paper:

[BODYRR]<CF12>WEST COVINA</CF> A West Covina man was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood Saturday, officials said.
The victim, described as a 23-year-old Latino man, was not identified Monday pending notification of his next-of-kin, said Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Fred Corral<NO1>cq<NO>.
Someone phoned police about 9:45 p.m. to report hearing gunshots in the 1400 block of Larkwood Drive, said West Covina police Lt. Ron Mitchell<NO1>cq<NO>.
Around the same time, another caller reported seeing what appeared to be a dead body out in the street, said Mitchell.
The victim suffered three gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, Mitchell said.
Though police received several conflicting witness accounts, said Mitchell, investigators have no concrete suspect information to work with.
One witness described three suspects in the area at the time of the shooting, Mitchell said, while another reported only seeing one. One witness saw a possible suspect vehicle, while another said there was none, he said.
Mitchell did not immediately know if the shooting was gang related.

The story indicates this is a fairly residential area. I’ll get a Google Map up later. Additionally, sources tell me the dead man’s identity is Luis Martinez, 23, of West Covina.

 

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email
  • JOE

    LUIS IS MY BROTHER AND WE MISS HIM VERY MUCH WE DONT UNDESTAND WHY OR HOW THIS HAPPEN BUT REGUARDLESS OF THE FACT HE WAS, AND STILL SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL IN OUR LIVES IF ANY ONE COULD HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MENDEZJOE14@YAHOO.COM

  • ALEJANDRA

    THIS WAS MY BOYFRIEND….I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH HIM WEN THIS HAPPEN….ITS BEEN 2YEARS..I HOPE THEY FOUND OUT WHO DID IT…I WAS NEVER TOLD…..