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Willy Rosoto-Reyes, L.A. Homicide No. 19: Man Shot Dead After Alleged Dispute With Killer

By Annabel Martin

Willy Rosoto-Reyes, a 46-year-old Latino man, was fatally shot on January 24 on the 1400 block of West 6th Street in Westlake. Though City News Service initially reported that Reyes was shot at 5 a.m. by a man he had previously been arguing with, LAPD Detective Jeff Cortina described the case to the Los Angeles Times as a walk-up shooting, and said it was not gang-related.

When police arrived at the scene, Reyes was already dead.

At around the same time, the LAPD got another 911 call from a few blocks away, on 3rd Street and Westlake Avenue, concerning an injured man who had also been shot.

Willy Rosoto-Reyes
Intersection of Valencia and Sixth Streets, where Rosoto-Reyes was shot and killed.
Unlike Rosoto-Reyes, the second victim did not die, but the Los Angeles Police Department thinks the two crimes might be related.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.


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