Fatal East L.A. shooting remains under investigation

East LA standoff

Drone photo of stanoff | Courtesy LASD

EAST LOS ANGELES — The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect who was found dead inside a Floral Drive home after a standoff last week as 23-year-old Angel Murillo of South El Monte, reports The L.A. Times. But investigators are not saying much more than that as they try and figure out what prompted the incident.

Residents were evacuated on the morning of Aug. 1 after reports that an armed man had entered a house in the 3600 block of Floral Drive, attacked three male residents and then barricaded himself as deputies arrived. A few hours later a SWAT team entered the house and found Murillo had been shot dead.

The residents of the home said they had struggled with Murillo, who officials believed fired some shots inside the house.

Homicide detectives are now on the case but no arrests have been made. It’s not clear why Murillo entered the house or how he knew the occupants, who have not been identified, according to the Times.

“Right now it’s still muddy water as far as what happened and why it happened,”   Lt. Rodney Moore told the Times.

Family and friends of Murillo are holding a fundraiser online and at the Cypress Park Library, where his mother worked.

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