Fatal shooting reported in Montebello

MONTEBELLO – A man died late Saturday following what police suspect was a gang-related shooting in front of a Montebello apartment complex, authorities said.
The dead man was initially described only as a 29-year-old Montebello resident pending notification of family members, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Investigator Daniel Machian said.
Police responded to reports of a shooting just before 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Lohart Avenue, Montebello police Lt. Rich Meadows said in a written statement.
“A male adult was located to the the front of the apartment complex and (had) sustained gunshot wounds,” the lieutenant said.
The wounded man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he died from his injuries a short time later, Meadows said.
“The homicide appears to be gang-related,” he added.
The handling detective, Sgt. Michael Flores, declined to release any additional information Sunday, including any suspect information or information regarding the circumstances of the shooting, saying to do so would harm the investigation.
“There’s nothing more to release at this point for the integrity of the investigation,” he said.
Saturday’s shooting was the fourth homicide reported in Montebello this year, including the officer-involved shooting death of a robbery suspect who allegedly approached police with a knife in hand.
Montebello saw one reported homicide last year.

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  • your homeboy

    rest in peace my homeboy jimmy big jokes you will be missed. u were a great homie and father and your kids love u dog.. see you when i get there. and to those punks that did it better be hiding under your bed cause we will get u.. matter of time… i promise this to the jimenez family

  • to the jimenez family give you all our love and respects.my you rest in peace jimmy you will be missed truly.i can always remember you with a smile on your face. from the reyes and ruvalcalva family.

  • Joey Rodriguez

    I went to middle school with Jimmy and he was a good kid, Always cool with me. To his family I’m sorry about ur loss. I live in Texas now and I heard this through a friend. So sad, R.I.P Jimmy and may god blees ur family…