HIGHLAND PARK — The man who was found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park on Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Kaelyn Michael Tarin, police said today.
Tarin, who had been living in the park for some time, was found inside a tent where he had been shot multiple times in the torso, said Lou Lenchuk, a homicide detective with the LAPD Northeast Division. Tarin may have been shot between the early morning and noon, Lenchuk said. There is no description of the suspect or suspects, he said.
Last July, a male transient was found bludgeoned to death near a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Arroyo Seco Parkway next to the park. The suspect in that case has been apprehended, Lenchuk said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lenchuk or homicide detective Ryan Watterson at 323-561-3321
The Eastsider’s story on Sunday night said the victim was in his 30s and suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to initial police reports. But police have since provided updated details.
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