Police looking for suspects in Cypress Park killing

19-year-old Jose Antonio Madera was spending Friday night at his parent’s Cypress Park home with friend Christopher Rodriguez when after midnight two men  walked into the home’s carport. The visitors asked where Madera and Rodriguez were from – a common gang challenge – and then opened fire, said homicide detective  P.J. Morris of the Northeast Division. Madera was left dead and Rodriguez was critically injured in the gang-related shooting that took place on Saturday at about 12:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of narrow Isabel Street. Morris said police interviewed a person of interest in the case but continue searching for suspects. Rodriguez remains in a hospital in serious but stable condition.

It was in the first homicide  in Cypress Park since brothers Jose and Samuel Martinez were fatally shot in the 2900 block of Division Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives L. Lenchuk or H. DiCroce at 213-847-4261. After hours calls can be made to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call  1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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  1. The whispers in cypress is that they were trying to shoot Christ but jose was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  2. What is that supposed to mean??? Tony was at home … Not spending the night, he was at his home where he is supposed to be still. Where else was he supposed to be at? And FYI this was not gang related, Neither Chris or Tony were from a gang so people need to get they’re facts straight before they point fingers & start more trouble spreading ridiculous rumors… They were both recent graduates With Honors, Chris just graduated & Tony was enrolled in LA Trade tech, why don’t u mention that???

  3. Another shooting in Cypress Park last week. No stories on that shooting yet.

  4. dont wear the cholo uniform

    the boy that died was bald and wore baggy clothes i didnt know him but i thought he was in a gang because he wore the gang uniform!

    again i didnt know him so im not gonna talk bad about him but if you dont want to be mistaken for a cholo dont dress like one and dont hang out with others who also look like cholos. i live in the area and have never been addressed by any gang member because i have all my hair and wear clothes my size!

  5. have some compassion. the kid was family to someone. keep the snide asides to yourself.

  6. it is not a lack of compassion it is stating the facts. I will repeat that I didnt know the guy but he definitely looked like a cholo, if I confused him for one it is no surprise that another cholo also mistook him for one as well. When a woman dresses in scantily clothes and gets no respect from others she only has herself to blame, it is the way one dresses and carries oneself that attacts positive or negative attention. How many times dont we see similar incidents on the evening news where some one gets shot and the ones interviewed say “oh he was a good guy” then the post a picture of the victim and he looked just like the perpetrator? Shaving their head and wearing baggy clothes happen to be what cholos choose to identify themselves, why if you’re not one of them choose to mimic or imitate that same look?

    May God bless his soul and may this sad incident help others find a different way to carry themselves in order to avoid a similar tragedy.

  7. that means if u look gay u are gay rite im just sayin if u were the cholo uniform
    like u say. cuzz i were mine evry day all day.dont know these kids but may HE R.i.P. im from south central LA been bangin since 91 moved out here to NELA cuzz i like the area but gang violence is just as bad over here now wat a shame

  8. Not only do you contradict yourself, but you cant even formulate a proper sentence!

    Your grammar skills speak volumes!

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