Man shot to death while sitting in car in Duarte

A 28-year-old man was shot to death in Duarte Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives responded to the 800 block of Lewiston Street around 5:40 p.m.

During the preliminary investigation, detectives learned the victim was sitting in the driver's seat when an unknown suspect came up from behind and fired several rounds into the car from a handgun. The suspect then fled on foot.

The victim, identified as Duarte resident Efrin Murillo, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information was asked to call the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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