By LUCY GUANUNA
ANGELENO HEIGHTS — Police are working with the family of 28-year-old Eddie Gonzalez to help find the person or persons responsible for shooting him to death in his Angeleno Heights apartment last month.
Lt. Wes Buhrmester, with the LAPD Rampart Division, said they have no suspect, witnesses or motive in the Oct. 20 slaying. “There was no evidence in Gonzalez’s home of a fight, incident or domestic dispute prior to the shooting, and we have no reason to believe he did anything wrong,” said Buhrmester. Although detectives do not believe the incident was gang related, they are not closing that option off, said Buhrmester.
Buhrmester said there is nothing linking Gonzalez to any gangs. Some Eastsider commenters have have described him as seeming “harmless,” “friendly, soft spoken and sweet”.
The shooting took place shortly after midnight, with residents reporting numerous gunshots East Edgeware Road near Kellam Avenue. Police arrived at the scene and were directed by residents to Gonzalez’s apartment, where they found him with multiple gunshots to his torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after.
The police are now working with the victim’s family to see if he has any enemies in the neighborhood or any pasts disputes that might have prompted the shooting, Buhrmester said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked the call the LAPD’s anonymous tip line at (877) 527-3247, or the Rampart Watch Commander, 24 hours a day at (213) 484-3400.
Lucy Guanuna has reported on a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.