Services planned for teen homicide victim

Here’s an excerpt from a story scheduled to run in Sunday’s paper regarding services for Angel James Richards Flores, also known as Angel Guerrero, who was killed April 11 in a shooting at a Rosemead motel. Another man was killed in the shooting and and three other people were wounded. Here’s the orginal story on the incident, and here’s a more recent story which includes the arrest of the two suspects.


Viewings will begin today and continue Monday for a 15-year-old West Covina boy who was killed earlier this month in a shooting at a motel party in Rosemead, with a funeral service to follow Tuesday, friends and family members of the boy said.
Angel James Richards, also known as Angel Guerrero, was pronounced dead at the scene of the April 11 shooting along with 27-year-old Gustavo De La Torre of Temple City. Two local gang members have been arrested on suspicion of the killings.
Though Flores was listed with coroner’s officials as a Palmdale resident, friends and family members said he’s been living and attending school in West Covina in recent months.
A viewing be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., said family friend Cassandra Dunning, who is helping make the arrangements.
The funeral service will be held at the memorial park Tuesday at 3 p.m., she added.
Flores’ cousin, 18-year-old Sabrina Schell, said Flores was more like a brother to her than a cousin.
“We grew up together,” she said. “He wasn’t supposed to leave me so soon.”
Schell described her cousin as funny and fun-loving boy who loved singing, dancing and music.
“He was always so happy,” she said.

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