Highland Park murder suspect in custody

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal Monday morning shooting of a 26-year-old man in Highland Park.  The suspect, described as a male in his 20s,  has been booked on suspicion of murder, according  to the Northeast  Division Twitter feed.  However,  Detective Miyakawa with the Northeast Division said the suspect has not yet been charged. No further information would be provided until charges have been filed in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting.

The victim, identified as Israel Cervantes, was shot at about 2 a.m. near Marmion Way Avenue 59, a short distance from the Highland Park Gold Line station.  Cervantes


  1. I heard those two gunshots at 2 am. pop pop, one afer another. very sad!

  2. Israel Cervantes was a good kid. He was my neighbor, always stopping by to help us in the garden. He was kind, considerate and was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed.

  3. Israel Cervantes was a kind person a good friend, son, brother and a father and he will be missed

  4. That’s 4 shootings, that I’m aware of, within qtr. mile of my house since July.

  5. R.i.p buddy:/ you will be missed for sure!

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