Suspect arrested in fatal Hollywood Walk of Fame shooting
A suspect has been arrested in a shooting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that left a young man dead, authorities said Monday.
Victim Jesse Medina, 19, of Hollywood, was fatally shot about 3 a.m. Sunday on the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard near Las Palmas Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.
[Updated at 11:15 a.m.: At least 39 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]
Officers responded to the sound of multiple gunshots and found Medina lying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Officers detained several people who were at the scene for questioning and later arrested a suspect, whose name has not been released.
-- Abby Sewell
Image: Map shows the location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 39 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times