LOS ANGELES – The LAPD announced an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting in Baldwin Hills that left a 17 year old dead, and a 23 year old injured June 18. The arrest was made possible due to another driving taking a photo of the shooters car.
The teenage victim, Angel David Flores Trevino, was visiting the city from Mexico with his family.
“Suddenly, a truck pulled up on the left and started shooting,” said the victim’s father, Jose Flores, through a translator.
The family, who was in town for a college graduation, said that the 17-year-old had just applied to medical school in Mexico. In fact, the family was on their way to the store to buy him clothes for school when the shooting happened.
Chief Moore said officers arrested 29-year-old Prince David Junior for the fatal shooting. He’s expected to be officially charged June 22.
Police said someone drove up on the passenger side of the family’s vehicle on La Cienega Saturday afternoon and started firing, killing Trevino and wounding his 23-year-old cousin, who was driving.
The Los Angeles Police Department did make an arrest on Monday, thanks to quick thinking by a witness who took a photo of the shooter’s vehicle.
“I’m grateful that the investigation that was made possible by a citizen, by a motorist passing by and taking down a license plate and reporting that information to the police allowed us to identify and arrest the person we believe is responsible for that murder,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said.