Teens wanted in Covina house party shooting that left 2 dead, 2 injured
COVINA, Calif. - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sought the public’s help with finding two teens wanted in connection to a house party shooting in the incorporated Covina area that killed two people and injured two others during Halloween weekend.
LASD officials said the shooting occurred on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:25 a.m. in the 17000 block of East Bellbrook Street, near the intersection of East Lark Ellen Avenue.
When first responders arrived, one victim was declared dead at the scene and three others were rushed to the hospital by paramedics. The victim pronounced dead at the scene was later identified by authorities as 20-year-old Ronnie Benitez and another victim died at the hospital.
According to homicide investigators, at least one of the party attendees pulled out a handgun, fired shots, and left the scene.
Joel Daniel Garcia and Brian Thomas Ramos, both 19, were identified by LASD investigators as the suspects wanted in connection to the shooting. Garcia is 6-foot-1 and weighs 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ramos is listed at 5-foot-10 and weighs about 145, according to LASD.
Brian Thomas Ramos is wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that killed at least two people. PHOTO: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
Joel Daniel Garcia is wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that killed at least two people. PHOTO: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
Those with information about the shooting or the two suspects' whereabouts are asked to contact the LAPD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or can submit tips online.
City News Service contributed to this report.