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2 arrested in deadly shooting of man coming to grandfather's aid

January 16, 2012 |  9:20 am

Danilo Morales

Two suspects were being held Monday in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man killed by armed men robbing his grandfather outside their Sun Valley home, KTLA-TV reported.

Police have not released any information about the arrests in the killing of Danilo Morales, who was gunned down the evening of Jan. 9 while attempting to help his 68-year-old grandfather, Manuel Flores. KTLA-TV reported the arrests occurred over the weekend.

Flores had just returned home from the store when three men emerged from the shadows, he told The Times last week. They demanded he hand over his possessions and jewelry.

As Flores tried to take off a bracelet, he yelled, "They're robbing me!" and he dived for the ground. One of the robbers fired his gun.

Hearing the gunfire, Morales ran from the house and chased after the robbers who had fled in a white SUV. The men opened fire and Morales was struck in the head. He collapsed in the street.

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Photo: Danilo Morales. Credit: KTLA-TV

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