Prosecutors decline to file charge against Rosemead man in Monterey Park shooting

Prosecutors declined to file charges Friday against a Rosemead man arrested earlier this week on suspicion of shooting two men.
Originally jailed Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. shooting in the 600 block of Rural Drive in Monterey Park, the charge against 21-year-old Geovanny Cardonalarios was declined for further investigation, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
He was expected to be released from jail, Monterey Park police Sgt. Frank Duke said Friday afternoon.
Police allege he shot and wounded two Monterey Park men who are in their early 20s in a drive-by attack. Both shooting victims were expected to survive.
Investigators suspected the shooting may have been retaliation for a stabbing that occurred about an hour prior to the shooting in Rosemead.
Cardonalarios’ brother, 21, was at Garvey Park with his girlfriend when he was stabbed and seriously wounded by two to three men, police said. The stabbing victim suffered serious injuries but was expected to survive, Duke said, while his girlfriend was not hurt.

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