A 20-year-old man gunned down his 16-year-old girlfriend in Lincoln Heights, and then killed himself November 6. Juan Carlos Mendez shot his girlfriend Maria Valderrama in the back of the head about 8:35 p.m. after an argument in the 2400 block of Daly Street.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
View Larger Map
He then ran off, but was found by police in an alley about a block away with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died a few hours later. Anyone with information should contact 77th Division detectives at 213-485-1383.