Police in Covina Sunday said they have arrested two men on suspicion of robbery and murder in connection with the shooting death of a man killed sitting inside a vehicle driven by his friend.
Covina resident Issac Urena, 20, appears to have been shot dead during a robbery which occurred after a meeting was arraigned on Offerup, a popular online marketing app, according to Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson.
The shooting was reported at 11:50 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of West San Bernardino Road, Peterson said.
It was not clear whether the shooter was the would-be customer or whether the shooting was random.
Police did not disclose what type of property was being sold in the transaction. “After the shooting, the victim’s friend drove away from the location and into the parking lot of Faith Community Church in the city of West Covina,” Peterson said. Urena was pronounced dead at the scene. Overnight detectives served two search warrants related to the shooting. Adam Hernandez, 21, and another man were arrested after a search warrant was served at a home in the 1400 block of North Armel Drive. The second man was later released with no charges pending at this time, Peterson said.
Hernandez was booked on suspicion of murder and robbery, and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
A second search warrant was served at a residence in the 1200 block of North O’Malley Avenue. At that location, Christopher Avila, 20, was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Hernandez and Avila were being housed at the Covina jail, pending their arraignment at Citrus Superior Court on Tuesday, Peterson said.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call detectives at (626) 384-5628 or the watch commander at (626) 384-5665.
–City News Service