Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man who died after being shot at a Covina apartment complex was identified recently.
Daniel Cisneros was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. He died from a gunshot wound to the back. His death was ruled a homicide, according to a coroner report.
Cisneros’ brother Rick Ortega, 26, was arrested May 31 — the day of the shooting. Police did not state specifically Ortega’s roll in the shooting death.
Officers arriving to a report of a man firing a handgun and call of a man down found a victim critically wounded in the 1100 block of Wanamaker Drive by Nearglen Avenue, according to Lt. Ryan Davis of the Covina Police Department.
An argument possibly led to the shooting. Davis did not know in a prior interview what led to the argument, but said there was evidence that multiple people were firing at each other.
Cisneros died at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Police were called to the scene at 12:22 p.m. Cisneros was found on a breezeway between two apartment buildings, according to Sgt. Keith Sutherland of the Covina Police Department.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
At least four people were involved in the incident, Sutherland told SGV CityWatch. Suspects were still outstanding the day of the shooting. It is unclear if additional arrests have since been made.
Two homes were struck by gunfire. There was no evidence of additional injuries.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Covina Police Detective Gonzales at 626-384-5622, or email email@example.com.