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Murdered Artesia Man Identified as Sergio Lopez

 

A memorial for Sergio Lopez, 29 of Artesia grows in front of his home on 180th Street.

A memorial for Sergio Lopez, 29 of Artesia grows in front of his home on 180th Street.

By Brian Hews

Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper has learned the man shot and killed in front of his house on 180th in Artesia early Thursday morning was Sergio Lopez age 29.

Dozens of friends and family members of Lopez gathered in front of the home Thursday afternoon and placed memorial candles, Catholic Rosary’s as well as notes, teddy bears and pray cards when Lopez was gunned down.

Detectives have learned that at approximately 1:10 AM, Lakewood Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of a “gunshot victim” at the location. They discovered Lopez lying on the parkway of his residence, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Lopez died at the scene.

“Sergio was an amazing man, he was a good guy, and we are all shocked,” one friend of Lopez told Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper who did not want to be identified.

Several media outlets including television news stations converged on the scene to report the case throughout the day.

Stay tuned for more details.

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