Man shot dead outside Boyle Heights Gold Line station


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Authorities are searching for three suspects involved in the shooting death of a man outside the Soto Street Gold Line Station on Saturday night.

The victim, a black male, became involved in a verbal confronation after being appraoched by three Latino suspects in their 20s near the station’s street elevators shortly after 7 p.m, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, which is in charge of security at Metro stations and trains. One of the suspect shot the victim numerous times.

The suspects fled westbound on First Street. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An LASD spokeswoman said no one was in custody as of this morning.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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  1. this is a shame. especially because it was an interracial killing that can spark retaliation. latino gangs have a history of targeting blacks and i hope this was not the case. catch these scum either way LAPD.

  2. How long until L.A. City Council offers a $50,000 reward for information and the Sheriff releases video from their surveillance cameras at the Soto Street Gold Line Station?

  3. Soooo discouraging.
    We moved from Highland Park because we were disgusted by the Avenues gang targeting African Americans
    I’m an absolute gabacho and my wife and I house 10 college grads – mixed ethnicity who run a program for east side high schoolers.
    Potential danger doesn’t phase any of us but the brown/black animosity deeply troubles us
    For the first time ib 6 years, I am considering moving out.
    I get worn down by the tagging and the litter and especially the anti-gentrification bigotry. ..but such focused hatred which resulted in the taking of a young man’s life has come close to breaking my spirit.

  4. This is not surprising. Blacks are not welcome in East LA. I have lived here for 5 years and have seen a few of them move in and out of the neighborhood. I see the looks on the faces of my neighbors whenever one moves in. They do not like it and they throw the N word around so much you would think East LA was a town in Alabama.

  5. Tom at EnClaveLA.com

    Has there been any more info on the suspects or from the young man’s family? I live across the street with my partner who is black and am very involved in the community. It would be very disheartening to learn if this senseless murder was racially motivated.

    • The funeral for Kevin was yesterday. That was, is his name. A gentle soul who liked to ride his skate board. Black and Brown young men and women have got to realize the value of their lives. They want to rally against law enforcement for Black and Brown deaths but if we don’t care about each other, why should anyone else.

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