Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - Homicide detectives located and arrested a 17-year-old boy days after he allegedly shot three people at a West Covina house party, fatally wounding one.
The suspect, who remains unnamed due to his age, was found at an undisclosed hospital June 6 after being injured in a possibly-separate shooting, according to Detective Jason Marks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
The suspect in a red hat seen in a low-quality photo taken from surveillance video is the gunman, Marks said.
Numerous tips led to the suspect’s identification.
The teen is accused of shooting and killing 18-year-old Dennis Bracamonte of La Mirada at a party May 31. Two others were wounded.
The gunman was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, Marks said.
The shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. A fight erupted prior to the arrival of police.
Officers found three victims in a rear yard. Bracamonte was declared dead at the scene. Two male juveniles received gunshot wounds to their legs, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
A female juvenile wound up at a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The second suspect seen wearing a black Raiders hat remains outstanding.
Anyone with information on the remaining suspect is urged to call Homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Information can be provided anonymously by calling L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).