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Temple Station deputies responded to the area of Klingerman Street and Charlotte Avenue early Tuesday morning regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Shooting) call. Deputies contacted the victim who reported he was in a verbal confrontation with another male over a mutual female friend. The suspect armed himself with a firearm and shot at the victim. The victim fled on foot and was chased by the suspect, who fired several more shots at the victim. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle. The victim was not hit by the gunfire.
Based on information provided by the victim and witnesses, the suspect and the vehicle involved were quickly identified. The suspect was a resident of the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department was notified of the crime and the suspect’s involvement.
At approximately 3:00 PM, Los Angeles Police Officers located the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Vermont Avenue and 22nd Street. The vehicle was stopped and the two occupants were detained. The passenger, Jose Barajas, 31 of Los Angeles, and the driver, Monica Lucero, 28 of Los Angeles were arrested for attempted murder.
The suspect was taken into custody within one hour and thirty minutes of committing the crime. The suspects were booked at Temple Station and the investigation is continuing.