Julio Lizano, 22
Julio Lizano, 22, a Latino young man, was shot multiple times at 2113 W. Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, and died about an hour later at County-USC. Lizano was inside the Brazil tobacco store near Burrito King (below), and had some kind of confrontation with two suspects, said LAPD Northeast Det. Percy Morris.
The suspects walked out, and Lizano did too. The trio faced off again on the sidewalk a few paces from the store, and one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot Lizano. The suspects then ran on Sunset, and up Alvarado. Lizano had been documented by police as a gang member, but was rumored to have been recently "jumped out"--allowed to part ways with the gang after a ceremonial fight. He wanted to get away from it, and had plans to move out of the neighborhood. Detectives are at (213) 847-4261.