[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



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

  1. Terry

    August 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

    “The time of the incident took place at 1:15 a.m. Friday morning.”

    Is this _breaking news_ a week old or should this say Thursday morning?

    • Mikey

      August 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      His happend last night 8/1/12

  2. Artesia Res

    August 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

    just curious, what the heck is an “unidentified residence”?

  3. artesia resident #2

    August 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Cerritos should just take over Artesia so that part of the city gets cleaned up.

  4. ed medrano

    August 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I know this man and his family as they used to rent from my dad in the same lot where we lived on Arkansas St. He was a soft spoken man and always generous. This is a tragedy as he was the type of person that wouldn’t hurt a fly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the remaining family that they find strength in this terrible time they find themselves in. I hope they find the cowards that don’t even think about the consequences of their actions.
    Rest in Peace..

  5. Mikey

    August 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Descanse en Paz ….Don Chuy

  6. Juan C Garcia

    August 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    scarry, my sister lives at the dead end of that street. been there for a few years….R.I.P TO THE FAMILY MAN…..

  7. artesiaresident

    August 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I agree with the comments of Ed Medrano. The gentleman killed was an extremely nice person. It is a shame that this happened. This event is scary as this could have been anyone coming back with a car full of kids or family members. It makes no sense for someone having to die like this…Mi pesame para toda la familia. Y usted Sr,Chuy que encuentre paz.