2 arrested in Tarzana fatal shooting; motive likely drug-related, police say

TARZANA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man and a woman have been arrested and booked on a charge of murder in the deadly shooting of a man in Tarzana.

Joseph Perez-Coronel, 22, and Cindy Catalan, 25, were arrested Monday morning at a motel in San Fernando.

The victim, who has been identified as 26-year old Miles Rose, was found lying inside a carport near the Parc Tarzana Condominiums in the 18600 block of Hatteras Street last Thursday afternoon.

Police said Rose had been shot at least one time, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, a stolen vehicle was found crashed against a wall. Authorities said Rose lived in the apartment complex.

Detectives said the incident was not random, and the motive behind the shooting was a narcotics robbery. They also said Perez-Coronel, Catalan and Rose all knew each other.

Perez-Coronel and Catalan were each booked on a charge of murder. Bail was set at $2 million.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact LAPD Detective Kurt Fillmore with the Valley Bureau Homicide Unit at (213) 374-1942. You can also provide anonymous tips by calling Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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