Man arrested in connection with Whittier killing

Police have arrested Ernesto Rosas, 24, of Montebello, for allegedly crushing two men with his SUV at a house party on Sunday, killing one and injuring another.

 

Rosas was detained walking on the streets in Montebello on Sunday afternoon. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, California Highway Patrol Officer Joe Zizi said.
Authorities believe Rosas was at a house party in the 7700 block of Vanport Avenue about 1 a.m. Sunday when he started to become unruly, according to Zizi.

Francisco Vasquez, 24, who lived in the Vanport home and his friend Sean Nunez, 26, of Los Angeles, asked Rosas to leave and escorted Rosas out to his car.
While Vasquez and Nunez were walking back to the house, Rosas allegedly backed his 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe into the men, Zizi said.
Nunez became pinned between the Tahoe and another car, and was crushed by the impact, Zizi said. He died on scene.
Vasquez was hit but managed to avoid being crushed, Zizi said. He was treated and released at the scene with minor injuries.

 

Zizi wouldnt say if Rosas alleged acts were retaliation for getting kicked out of the pary. But he did say that witness reports lead police to believe that Rosas intentionally backed his Tahoe into the two men. Zizi did not know if Rosas was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident. He was unsure whether toxicology reports were even ordered.
But I can tell you that that is not a defense for this crime, Zizi said.

A press conference is scheduled for noon today at the CHP’s Santa Fe Springs office. Apparently, Nunez’ family members will make statements and police will release Rosas’ booking photo.

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  • big leo

    this little fagot, ran two good guys over and hit’s and runs 3 cars goes home takes a nap, get arrested, to find out sawn is no longer with us, and he gets rewarded with only six years, the prosecutor sold out some how, how can a criminal like this coward slip into the cracks of our court system. sad to say but the whittier court house sucks, they couldnt handle a life sentece on a idiot like ernesto rosa, but hell be out and hopefully his life is full sorrow,

  • lady b sean’s girlfriend

    how said is that only 6 years in jail,ernesto has an anger problem he gets upset for no reason,.not like sean who was the sweetest person ever who like to work with kids and love hes job. sean will be missed ,all i have to say what comes around goes around ERNESTO!!!!

  • GRANDE UNTS:.

    i think its bullshit what that bitch got only 6 years that motherfucker killed my primo sean i will miss u R.i.p all i got to say is what comes around goes around ernesto fuckin faggot

  • GRANDE UNTS:.

    TAHTS SOME BULLSHIT THAT MOTHERFUCKER ONLY GOT 6 YEARS THAT BITCH ERNESTO KILLED MY PRIMO SEAN I WILL MISS YOU SEAN R.I.P ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND BITCH!!!!