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[UPDATE] BREAKING: Man shot, killed in Artesia while driving car


By Brian Hews

Location of Murder in Artesia

Location of Murder in Artesia

Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Department have assembled at the 119000 block of Arkansas Street in Artesia to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man. Arkansas Street is located south of 166th Street and near Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned that at approximately 1:15 a.m., the victim who is only being identified as a male adult, was driving in a vehicle on the 11900 block of 167th Street in Artesia when he was apparently shot one time in the upper torso.

The victim then drove a short distance, and then exited his car and collapsed and died in front of an unidentified residence. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is working to get additional information about the incident and will have updated information as soon as it is available to the media and public.

Sgt. Peterson of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Department said “our investigation is just beginning.”

“We hope to have additional details throughout the morning,” Peterson said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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