Robert Naranjo, L.A. Homicide No. 112: Man Fatally Shot After he left Birthday Party in Boyle Heights
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a 28-year-old man man early Saturday morning after he left a party in Boyle Heights May 22.
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Robert Naranjo of South Los Angeles was at a birthday party with a group of family members and friends at a nightclub in the 1000 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue. At about 2 a.m., Naranjo left the party to walk to his parked car near Cesar Chavez Avenue and Gallardo Street when a gunman confronted and shot him.
Detectives said the group became suspicious when the victim didn't return to the party. Several people went to search for Naranjo and found him lying in the parking lot behind his car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.
Paramedics rushed the victim to University of Southern California Medical Center where he died several hours later.
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There is no suspect description. It is unclear if the motive of the shooting is robbery or gang related.
The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call Hollenbeck Division homicide detectives at (323) 342-4100.
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