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Identity of slain Pico Rivera man released

January 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The identity of a man shot to death on New Year's Day in Pico Rivera has been released.

Authorities say 27-year-old Joel Lamas was shot in the head just before 2 a.m. in the 7600 block of Keltonview Drive.

Investigators say a family reported hearing what they thought were firecrackers. When they went outside, they discovered lamas in their front yard.

Anyone with information is asked to call sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.