Suspect accused of attempted murder in Rosemead shooting

ROSEMEAD — Deputies arrested two people Tuesday after an argument over a woman ended in a shooting.
No one was injured in the 1:37 p.m. shooting near Klingerman Street and Charlotte Avenue.
“Deputies contacted the victim who reported he was in a verbal confrontation with another male over a mutual female friend,” Lt. Ignacio Somoano said in a statement.
He said the suspect shot at the victim. When the victim ran, the assailant chased him and fired several more rounds.
The gunman got into a car and left.
Somoano said the suspect and the vehicle were identified based on information from the victim and witnesses.
Deputies notified Los Angeles police because the suspect was from Los Angeles, he said.
Officers found the vehicle at Vermont Avenue and 22nd Street at about 3 p.m.
Somoano said the passenger, 31-year-old Jose Barajas of Los Angeles, and the driver, 28-year-old Monica Lucero of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A gang investigator at the sheriff’s Temple station is handling the case. He declined to discuss the shooting because it is an ongoing investigation.
A sheriff’s spokeswoman didn’t have anymore details about the shooting.
According to booking records, both suspects were in custody at the Temple station jail. Lucero’s bail is $1 million and Barajas was being held without bail.

- Ruby Gonzales

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