Covina police release photos of man and woman sought in connection with bar shooting

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COVINA — Police asked for the public’s help Wednesday in identifying two people sought in connection with the shooting of a man last month outside a Covina bar.
The shooting took place shortly after midnight Aug. 26 at Katie Jakes Bar & Grill, 750 S. Terrado Plaza, according to Covina police Sgt. Ray Marquez.
Through investigation, detectives have obtained photographs from a bar security camera they believe captured a man and woman responsible for the attack, Marquez said. Officials released the photos to the public in hopes that someone would recognize them and provide a tip to authorities as to their identities.
The incident in question happened after a 34-year-old man became involved in an argument with another man, who was accompanied by a woman, the sergeant said.
“After the verbal altercation took place within the bar, the victim, suspect and female companion were escorted out of the bar by security,” Marquez said in a written statement. “A short time later, a shooting took place in the parking lot of the bar and the victim was transported to an area hospital by his friends where he was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.”
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The alleged shooter and the woman he was with were last seen fleeing the area in a late-model, charcoal gray sedan, possibly a Toyota or Hyundai, police said.
Officials described the man as white or Latino, in his 40s, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds.
He was bald and had facial hair similar to a goatee, as well as tattoos on both arms, police said. One of the tattoos featured a multi-colored Mexican flag. He wore a gray tank-top, tennis shoes and blue jeans.
His female companion was described as Latino, in her 40s and about 5 feet 4 inches tall. She had a tattoo, possible of Cheetah spots, on her left wrist and forearm. She wore a tank-top and ripped blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Covina police Detective Anthony Zavala at 626-384-5622. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
SURVEILLANCE PHOTO images courtesy of the Covina Police Department
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