Arcadia Father of Three Killed Monday Night
Homicide Detectives Ask for Public’s Help
In Finding Suspect
By Terry Miller
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives and Arcadia Police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a husband and father of three children.
Shortly after 8:00pm Monday evening Dec 12 , the family was returning to their home on the 11000 block of Kristi Court, in Arcadia when they were surprised by an armed light-skinned Hispanic male who had apparently been waiting for the family to return.
As the family entered the garage of the residence, the man approached the family, pointed a hand gun at them and demanded money. Fearing for their safety, the victims gave the gunman the only money they had in their possession, their rent money.
Determined they had more money inside the house, the gunman demanded entry and ordered the family into their residence. Once inside the residence, the gunman directed the mother and her two sons, ages 3 and 5 and 6yr old daughter into a bedroom.
The victims were instructed to shut the door and not to exit the room. The gunman then gave the father more commands for cash and shortly thereafter, several gunshots were heard by the family. They exited the room and found the male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect left the residence prior to the family finding the victim.
The suspect was described as a 30 – 35 year old, light-skinned Hispanic man.
On Tuesday morning workers from Emergency Response Crime Scene Cleanup were seen entering the Garage of the home in Arcadia and spoke with a male inside the home who was the presumptive landlord of the home but no one spoke with the mass of media at the scene attempting to get more information.
One neighbor who preferred to remain anonymous said she had never seen the children at the house and thet the family kept to themselves where most everyone on Kristi Court knows one another.
Detectives’ are seeking the public’s assistance in solving this crime. 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.Anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff’s homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500