BY LUCY GUANUNA
EAST LOS ANGELES — Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man early this morning in the City Terrace section of East Los Angeles.
Authorities were called to the scene at about 5:29 a.m. in the 1400 block of Volney Drive, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information is available at this time. The Eastsider will update this story when new details are available.
Update @ 8:36 pm: The suspect involved in the East L.A. killing is apparently connected to the fatal shooting of a police officer in Whittier a few hours later, according to the sheriff’s department. The suspect, a 26-year-old gang member who had been released from prison within the past two weeks, shot and killed his cousin, 46-year-old Roy Torres, in East L.A. before fatally shooting Whittier police officer Keith Boyer, The L.A. Times reports.
An online memorial fund has been set up for Torres.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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