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Man Fatally Shot in Altadena Sunday, Suspect Remains at Large

Published on Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 5:12 pm
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the scene of the shooting death of a man in the 500 block of Figueroa Drive around 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

A 45-year-old man was found fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Altadena, and homicide detectives were searching for his killer.

The victim was found in the 500 block of Figueroa Drive about 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies detained at least two people at the scene. They were not identified as suspects, according to KCBS-TV.

KCBS’s Cristy Farjardo reported that neighbors heard gunshots before a car drove off.

Farjardo also reported detectives said the victim was shot while driving. He continued for about a block-and-a-half before stopping at a home, where he exited the vehicle and collapsed.

The sheriff’s department temporarily closed the eastbound and
westbound lanes of Figueroa from Lincoln to Casitas avenues for an
Investigation.

A motive for the attack was unknown, and no suspect information was
Available.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on this shooting was asked to call the LASD homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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