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Timothy Teopaco identified as murder victim in Artesia



By Brian Hews


Law enforcement officials have confirmed to Hews Media Group-Community News that Timothy Teopaco, age 19, was the person who died as the result of a gun shot wound in an incident that took place last Saturday at City Plaza in Artesia.


Teopaco was shot around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 outside of an eatery at the popular entertainment center that is located on South Street.  He died at a nearby hospital from his wounds.


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide officials confirmed Teopaco’s identity in an interview on Friday afternoon.  According to Teopaco’s Facebook page he was a current resident of Long Beach.


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 websitehttp://lacrimestoppers.org.




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