LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are trying to determine if there's a link between a shooting and the discovery of a dead man inside a car near a Southern California freeway. City News Service says a 20-year-old man was found in the overturned car Friday night near a State Route 60 onramp in South El Monte. Authorities say it appears the car rolled and the driver fled, leaving behind the dead passenger and two guns. The Sheriff's Department is trying to determine whether the people in the car might have been in a fight with the shooting victim.
SOUTH EL MONTE -- Police are investigating a rollover crash on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte as a possible homicide. The crash happened on the north Rosemead on-ramp onto the eastbound 60 Freeway Friday night. A 20-year-old man died in the crash, which investigators believe may have occurred after a car-to-car shooting. Further information was not immediately available.
A man died in a rollover crash following a suspected car-to-car shooting in South El Monte late Friday. The victim is believed to have been shot before crashing on the eastbound 60 Freeway on-ramp at Rosemead Boulevard at around 9:55 p.m, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. The man, believed to be in his early 20s, died at the scene. Another occupant of the vehicle was in a critical condition, according to the California Highway Patrol. LASD homicide detectives are investigating the death.
JPL engineers Joel Steinkraus and Farah Alibay display a full-scale mechanical mock-up of a MarCO 6U cubesat. MarCO will be NASA's first interplanetary cubesats, according to the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which is building the spacecraft. "News about the status of InSight's landing could come hours earlier with MarCO," Joel Krajewski, MarCO program manager at JPL, wrote in a June 10 email. MarCO's approval process is ongoing, Krajewski told the NASA Advisory Council June 9.
SOUTH EL MONTE >> A SWAT team arrested a person of interest Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in the same neighborhood a month ago, authorities said. Deputies responded to a home in the 2500 block of Continental Avenue after the wanted man was spotted about 3:30 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Jorge Marchena said. John Corina of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau said. While Corina stopped short of labeling the man a suspect in the slaying, "We're looking at him as possibly being involved in the murder," he said.
Casso & Sparks, which has also represented the cities of La Puente and South El Monte, will serve as the primary legal counsel for the city and its entities. "They're going to try something," said Radecki, who has accused the new council of representing Perez business interests. Councilman Roy Haber III was absent. James Casso, the new city attorney, was Bell's interim city attorney during that city's corruption scandal. Vadon had been Industry's city attorney since 1998. Casso said the city hadn't decided whether to keep pursuing the lawsuit.
A cyclist was killed after being hit in two separate hit-and-run crashes in South El Monte Saturday. The man was first hit as he was being overtaken on Rosemead Boulevard at around 2:50 a.m, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. It is believed he died from the injuries he suffered. He was then hit again by a minivan, which collided with another vehicle that was stopping at the scene. There is no description available for the first vehicle. Rosemead Boulevard was shut south and northbound near the 60 freeway on-ramp.