Man shot to death in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK — A man was shot to death inside his car early Sunday in a residential neighborhood, authorities said.
Officials initially described the dead man only as a Latino in his 20s believed to be from Baldwin Park. His name was withheld pending notification of family members, coroner officials said.
The shooting was reported about 6 a.m. as a car crash in the 3700 block of Foster Avenue, just south of Ramona Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Derrick Thompson said in a written statement.
Officials received reports of “an individual that was believed to be involved in a traffic accident deceased inside a car,” said Lt. Dan Rosenberg of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said, which is investigating the case. “Responding Baldwin Park police officers found he had been shot.”
Detectives believe the man crashed his car after being shot multiple times in the back.
Suspect information and a motive in the shooting was not known, Rosenberg said.
Several residents on Foster Avenue said Sunday afternoon they heard a loud crash in the morning, but no gun shots.
“I was sleeping and I just heard a big impact,” said Jun Catap. “As soon as I heard that, I opened the door and saw the car crashed into the (telephone) pole.”
Crews from Southern California Edison worked through Sunday evening to repair the damaged pole.
Jesus Costilla, who also lives on Foster Avenue, said he watched police pick up about five bullet casings from nearby the victim’s car.
“It’s just kind of weird though,” Costilla said, “because no one heard any gun shots.”

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  • real friend

    u will be missed homie…

  • gio whittier

    R.I.p homeboy

  • EAST SIDE BOLEN

    R.I.P. HOMIE…There day will come!!!

  • REALITY

    thats what happens when your a fucken gang banger from baldwin park

  • REALITY

    thats what happens when your a gang banger from baldwin park

  • rest in paradise

    He was my cousin.
    He didn’t do anything to deserve this crap
    and NO he wasn’t a gang-banger either..
    He was an honest, and loving person..
    May he rest in paradise…
    I hope they catch the people that
    did this..

    How can someone be so cold-blooded?

  • rest in paradise

    He was my cousin.
    He didn’t do anything to deserve this crap
    and NO he wasn’t a gang-banger either..
    He was an honest, and loving person..
    May he rest in paradise…
    I hope they catch the people that
    did this..

    How can someone be so cold-blooded?

  • Leo

    Im going to remember you. My heart goes out to his family. God be with you.

  • pauls mom

    I am still in shock…my heart is so broken for him and his family. How can we sit and think this is ok and anyone deserves this!! I am appaled at a comment like this. I knew this young man…I knew the real him not what is being put on these blogs and in the paper. How is a life lost at 20 a good thing, how can anyone comment he deserved it gang member or not!!! I can only pray for the people who think like that. I knew the real Omar..he was respectful to me, my home, my children..instead of making awful comments we should stand up and make a difference in our communities. this was someones son…
    My prayers are with the family n friends of Omar.
    We will miss n love you!!