Coroner’s officials Saturday publicly identified a Paramount man allegedly shot to death by a coworker who was taken into custody.
Jose Santos Mendoza Martinez was 69, according to Investigator Ryan Parraz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
A man in his late 50s was taken into custody, suspected of fatally shooting Martinez.
The shooting occurred just after 10 a.m. Friday in the 7800 block of Madison Street, between Paramount Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Deputies responded to the scene regarding an “assault with a deadly weapon, gunshot victim call,” Crowder said. Arriving at the scene, they found the victim on the ground inside the location, suffering a gunshot wound to his upper chest.
While still at the scene, deputies learned the possible suspect was still at the location, Crowder said. Deputies then detained the man a short distance from the shooting. It is not known if he was arrested. The department has not released his name.
The victim now identified as Martinez died at the scene, Crowder said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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