The District Attorney this morning charged 23-year-old Jeffrey Cardona on one count of murder in the killing of Echo Park resident Michael David. Cardona was one of three suspects involved the May 7 shooting that left David, a 30-year-old employee of the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s, fatally wounded near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street. The two other suspects remain at large and witnesses are being asked to provide information, said homicide detective Chris Linscomb with the Rampart Division. At this point, detectives believe the shooting was prompted by an argument. “It was a verbal dispute that escalated,” Linscomb said.
Cardona was not the person who shot the gun but may have been responsible for starting the argument, police told Echo Park Patch.
Anyone with information about the crime are being asked to call Rampart Division homicide detectives at (213) 484-3642 or (213) 484-3639. Those who want to remain anonymous should call at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).