Suspects Identified In Covina Halloween Weekend Shooting


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified two suspects in connection to a Covina shooting that left two dead over Halloween weekend.

The suspects were Brian Thomas Ramos and Joel Daniel Garcia, both 19 and both considered armed and dangerous.

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Ramos is wanted for murder, while Garcia is wanted for attempted murder in a shooting that left two men dead and two others injured during a house party on the 1700 block of East Bellbrook Street in an unincorporated are of Covina.

It is alleged that Ramos fired into a crowd of party-goers before fleeing with Garcia.

“When deputies arrived, they found four male Hispanic adults suffering from gunshot wounds,” the Sheriff’s Dept. said in an update Wednesday. “One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and three victims were transported to a local hospital where one of the victims was later pronounced deceased.”

The victim who died on-scene was identified as 20-year-old Ronnie Benitez. The victim who was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead has not been identified.

Of the two suspects who survived the shooting, one was discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment, but the conditions of the second shooting victim are unknown.

The investigation is still ongoing and homicide investigators are urging the public to provide any further information through their anonymous “Crime  Stoppers” website, by calling  (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by calling directly to the bureau at (323) 890-5500.

 

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