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SOUTH EL MONTE >> A man with a knife stabbed a woman, killed a man then was shot dead by deputies Tuesday when he refused to drop his weapon, a detective said. Victor Lewandowski said the suspect attacked the woman first then stabbed the man. Of the two victims, the woman was taken to a local hospital. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The couple live at the house with a family and have been in the neighborhood about 20 years, according to Ramirez. He said he's never seen any conflict between the couple and the man.
A fatal deputy-involved shooting occurred in South El Monte Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirms. The incident happened in the 10,000 block of Enloe Street between North Central and North Santa Anita avenues just after 12:30 p.m., Inspector Rick Flores said, from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A suspect was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene, officials from the LASD said. It was unclear what led up to the shooting. No further details were available.
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AZUSA -- A fundraiser was held Saturday for three people who were killed in a fire at a tire shop in South El Monte last week. Among the three young victims was 19-year-old Destiny Aguirre, whose friends say Saturday's fundraiser was arranged to help her family afford a proper funeral. Family and friends planned a two-day car wash at Santana's Restaurant in Azusa, along with launching a Go Fund Me page for her family. Friends say Aguirre was also a loving mother of two children, one aged three years old and the other just nine months.
"For this to have happened I just think we have to see the whole story," said Sophia Lopez, 42, a family friend and former neighbor. "I was really surprised because he was never into trouble like that," said his friend and former coworker Julio Patron, 21, adding that Fuentes was not involved with gangs. Registration for class is Thursday. Fuentes is being held without bail at Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, according to online booking records. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
On Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Aguirre's family will host a car wash in the parking lot of Santana's Mexican Food at 700 E. Alosta Ave. A caller reported seeing three men throw a Molotov cocktail at the business around 5:30 a.m. Ayala said she was not sure why her niece was at the tire shop when the firebombing occurred, but said her mother was waiting for a call to pick her up. "She was at the wrong place at the wrong time," Ayala said. "I'm sure she feels the vibe, but from what I hear the 3 year old is asking when is mom coming home.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder, accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a South El Monte tire shop and igniting a massive fire that killed three people. He is also charged with one of count of arson causing great bodily injury and one count of using a destructive device and explosive to injure. Before 5:30 a.m. Saturday, killing Rodrigo Gonzalez, 18, Destiny Monique Aguirre, 19, and 20-year-old Christopher Jimenez. Aguirre, who has two daughters, ages 9 months and 3, was working on getting a high school diploma.
A 19-year-old Baldwin Park man was charged Tuesday with three counts of murder in connection with a fatal firebombing at a South El Monte tire shop that killed three people and injured a firefighter. Roberto Fuentes was arrested Sunday night and booked on a $1 million bail . Fuentes allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into a tire shop, the District Attorney's Office said. The office said Tuesday that Fuentes is eligible for the death penalty and that prosecutors will later decide whether to seek death or life in prison without parole.
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Law enforcement sources and others at the scene said there had been a party at the tire shop on Friday before the attack, and officials are trying to determine whether there is a connection. Authorities said three people were found dead inside Cheque Tires at 1252 Santa Anita Ave. "It is a shame, a tragedy," the 64-year-old said. Ivan Sanchez, 23, said mutual friends of his and Gonzalez's recommended the tire shop as an honest and reliable business. Sanchez said Gonzalez was a smart, jovial teen with a lot of friends.
Three men were seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at Cheque Tires on Saturday morning. Deputies and firefighters found a badly burned man behind the locked gates of the business at 1252 Santa Anita Avenue. Navarro-Suarez said the man died of his injuries at the scene. She said two bodies were later found inside the business. The suspects took off in a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. A manager of Thompson Industrial Supply located next door to Cheque Tires thinks the tire shop has been there less than a decade.