Montecito Heights shooting victim identified; no charges to be filed in deadly Boyle Heights crash; Silver Lake Thai restaurant to remain open

Murder: A homeless man who was shot and killed next to the 110 Freeway in Montecito Heights on Sunday has been identified as 31-year-old Daniel Duarte. Police are asking the public to help find the suspect responsible for shooting Duarte and a 29-year-old male, who survived and is in stable condition. The shooting took place Sunday, Jan. 21 shortly before 5 am at an encampment next to the northbound Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Freeway) near Avenue 52. Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Hollenbeck Division homicide detectives at (323) 342-8964 or the main LAPD number at 1-877- 527-3247.

No Charges: The District Attorney said no charges will be filed against a truck driver whose vehicle backed over and killed a 69-year-old woman in Boyle Heights. The driver says he was not aware that he had run over Cynthia Szukala, who gained fame as a skid row bride, before driving away. Prosecutors said that a surveillance video and a eyewitness provided insufficient and at times conflicting accounts.  L.A. Now

Nevermind: Family members say that Mae Ploy, the Silver Lake Thai restaurant that announced it was closing at the end of January, will remain open after the sale of the restaurant’s building fell through. Eater LA

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