The Homicide Report

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Category: Santa Fe Springs

Santa Fe Springs: Jonathan Gonzalez, 18

December 18, 2009 |  2:36 pm

The location where Jonathan Gonzalez was shot. Credit: Google Maps Jonathan Gonzalez, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the 11700 block of Burke Street in Santa Fe Springs, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Gonzalez and another man were standing on railroad tracks in the area, allegedly making a deal involving a firearm.

Authorities reported than someone robbed the men with a gun, shooting Gonzalez. The man he was with was able to run to a nearby business to call for help, coroner's officials said.

Gonzalez was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m., Harvey said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Jonathan Gonzalez was shot. Credit: Google Maps


Santa Fe Springs: Leonard Soliz Jr., 35

November 16, 2009 |  5:10 pm

The location where Leonard Soliz and Celeste Jimenez were found shot. Credit: Google Maps Leonard Soliz Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 15, in the 11500 block of Los Nietos Road in Santa Fe Springs, authorities said.

Soliz and Celeste Jimenez, a 31-year-old Latina, were both shot in the head and pronounced dead in a parking lot about 2:45 a.m., according to coroner's records. 

Two Whittier police officers conducting a traffic stop on Norwalk Boulevard heard gunshots about 2 a.m. and began searching the area, Lt. Carlos Solorza said. They found the victims but did not see a suspect.

The relationship of the man and the woman was not known, police said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Corina Knoll and Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Leonard Soliz and Celeste Jimenez were found shot. Credit: Google Maps


Santa Fe Springs: Celeste Jimenez, 31

November 16, 2009 |  5:08 pm

The location where Leonard Soliz and Celeste Jimenez were found shot. Credit: Google Maps Celeste Jimenez, a 31-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 15, in the 11500 block of Los Nietos Road in Santa Fe Springs, authorities said.

Jimenez and Leonard Soliz Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, were both shot in the head and pronounced dead in a parking lot about 2:45 a.m., according to coroner's records. 

Two Whittier police officers conducting a traffic stop on Norwalk Boulevard heard gunshots about 2 a.m. and began searching the area, Lt. Carlos Solorza said. They found the victims but did not see a suspect.

The relationship of the man and the woman was not known, police said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Corina Knoll and Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Leonard Soliz and Celeste Jimenez were found shot. Credit: Google Maps



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