The man shot in the back early Saturday morning in Echo Park has died from his wounds, officer Jose Zamudio with the Rampart Division said late tonight. Zamudio had no further details about the incident or when the victim, who had been described as being in critical condition Saturday morning, died. The man was running away from a trio of suspects when he was gunned down at about 12:30 a.m. and collapsed near Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street, according to early police reports. The bullet hit the man in the back and exited through his chest.
The killing is the first homicide to take place in Echo Park this year, according to the L.A. Homicide Map.
Update: The victim has been identified as Echo Park resident Michael “Mickey” David. Click here for
- LAPD releases witness account of fatal Echo Park shooting. The Eastsider