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Victim Identified in Marmion Way Shooting

One man was killed near the corner of Marmion Way and Avenue 59 early Monday morning.

Police have identified the man shot and killed near the corner of Avenue 59 and Marmion Way early Monday morning as 26-year-old Israel Cervantes.

Detective Jose Carillo of LAPD's Homicide Division said officers are still investigating the shooting, but declined to release any further information about the incident that took place at around 2:10 a.m. near the Highland Park Gold Line Station.

The shooting is not believed to be gang related, said Detective Rick Ortiz of the LAPD Northeast Gang Unit.

Police learned of shooting after receiving several calls from people who heard the gunfire and one who saw it, said Sgt. M. Campbell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Station.

Cervantes was transported to the hospital by paramedics, where he died as a result of his wounds, according to ABC 7.

Delron Dathuugg September 19, 2012 at 05:53 PM
EXACTLY! I am sorry for what happened to Israel and based on what I've read here I have to assume he was NOT a gang member, gang banger, etc. BUT I have no doubt that the scum that murdered him is/are. So to me it is "gang related" because those subhuman PoS probably took him as a rival/neighborhood unknown, perhaps challenged him for being in their territory etc. and shot him no matter what he might or might not have responded with. Those dogs deserve to be hunted down and strung up. People shouldn't move out of this neighborhood as it is well on its way to gentrifying - it is this filth that shot this man that should be run out of here, preferably to prison or 6 feet under. It's time the community comes together and challenges these dope dealing gangbanging troglodytes, starting with the ones hanging out around the station as others have mentioned. And if they don't get the message, then hopefully a true patriot will come along and snipe/cap a few or all of these ne'erdowells when they are hanging about. Time to fight fire with fire, preferably a flame thrower or napalm.
Delron Dathuugg September 19, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Yup, KingSlave. And he claims to be 50 years old and born and raised in "this part of town". If that's true then someone's had their head buried in the sand for a lifetime if they've never seen dope dealing or smelled the pot smoke in the neighborhood. It's been ever present every time I've been in HP for my 35 years, and I was in fact born and reared there. Thankfully the last few years have seen the gentrification march in good sized swaths of HP and that will continue, despite the hand wringing from noodle armed, limp wristed bleeding heart liberals who are crying out to "think of the poor minority disenfranchised childrenz" who just happen to be tagging, dope dealing, and shooting up the neighborhood. There should be NO place for that sort of activity anywhere, race or skin tone or religion or creed be damned. So you hipsters who've moved into the neighborhood the last few years can't have your cake and eat it too. Either you get on board with clearing these gangbangers out of here instead of treating them, delusionally I might add, as "interesting unique human beings adding positive value, diversity, and character to the neighborhood", or continue to be hypocrites fearing for your lives from these criminals.
Delron Dathuugg September 19, 2012 at 06:10 PM
"I don't want to debate whether or not there is a crime problem @ The Highland Park Gold Line Station, because, as I've said, I TRULY don't know." Is that a joke?!? Ask poor Israel if there is a crime problem @ the HP Gold Line Station, oh whoops that's right you can't, because he was JUST GUNNED DOWN THERE. Hmmm I would have to think that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck! http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8760183 The Aves got handed their injunction and rightfully so given they were actively targeting blacks in the neighborhood for assassination, and this latest incarnation of them, as well as other gangs, are back up to no good. Shooting after shooting after shooting in the area, yet you TRULY DON'T KNOW whether there is a crime problem in the area, MOG? Give us a break!
Delron Dathuugg September 19, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Yeah right, Jane Doe. Don't worry though, your comment has been forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement contact gathered through the article so given the serious matter, they will be sorting it out specifically what you "know" personally. Head trauma should be the least of this shooter's worries...
Brandon September 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM
If the person who was killed wasn't a gang member. Isn't that even worse for the community?
MR STRICKLAND September 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM
just to let everybody no that doeznt already. the killer haz been caught!! it waz hiz cousins boyfriend.... the got him at his house and arrested him for the murder.
Carl Showalter September 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Honest question, what time do these gangbanger/dope-dealing types hang out in or around the Gold Line station? I take it frequently to work at 6am and have never noticed anything that strikes me as criminal. I don't walk around late at night though, other than the occasional walks past the station on my way home from Little Cave, so do thugs hang out around the station in the wee hours?
Carl Showalter September 20, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Cops claim it's not gang-related. Wouldn't be too hard for them to establish whether the killer is a gang member or not, so I guess we got to take their claim at face value. In any case, gangbangers aren't the only ones with weapons or access to weapons in this country. Not implausible in the least for a "civilian" to commit a murder with a firearm, especially in personal feuds, which seems to have been the case here judging from some of the newer comments. Basically I am trying to convince myself that the murder was not random like a gang initiation or something. My condolences to Mr. Cervantes' family and friends.
Delron Dathuugg September 20, 2012 at 01:42 AM
You really expect to be seeing these thugs out at 6 am? These PoS don't wake up before the crack of noon. Like the other blind guy the MoG, who doesn't see these people out at 8 in the morning, I mean you were really expecting these animals to be up before noon?
Delron Dathuugg September 20, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Carl, Carl, Carl...of course the cops are not going to say it's "gang related based on our PRELIMINARY investigation"...after all, what sort of unease would that cause to the neighborhood's civilians/general population if they came out and said "yep it looks like YET ANOTHER IN A LOOOOONG LINE OF GANG SHOOTINGS based on our judgment/preliminary investigation". Might as well say, "well, yes, the neighborhood is extremely unsafe, what with the rampant gang violence, so innocent civilians in the area should damn well be afraid, better yet, move out of town." Seriously, what do you expect them to say at this point in the investigation? They certainly haven't ruled it out. Not only that, as others have said, a "gang related" incident may only have that meaning to the LAPD or others if it involves two rival gang elements. It's all a matter of semantics/wordplay/redefining to say it's not gang related if one gang/gangbanger shoots and murders an innocent victim, simply because it wasn't another gangbanger shot/murdered. Let me also ask this: who is more likely to commit a shooting/homicide - a gangbanger, or a "civilian"? Particularly in this neighborhood?
ali sanchez September 20, 2012 at 07:11 AM
They wont listen to the facts. Isnt it sad that this tragedy, which had nothing to do with gangs, or Highland Park, has become a festival of personal opinion of gang issues. Had this happened in Huntington Beach or someplace like that (which it does!) there would be no such suggestion of it being gang-related. How could any soul Rest In Peace like this. Thank you for putting the truth of the matter out there.
The MOG September 20, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Now wait one darn minute, Delron. Someone else accused me of being "blind" to community problems. It was a person calling themselves KingSlav,as I recall. FYI, Mr. Dathuugg, your post prompted me to go on a 10 block noctornal fact finding mission on my mountain cruiser (nothing great. just a beat up old Giant). I just got back.The 1st thing I saw was a black&white due N. on Fig. There was a woman hollaring @ someone,pushing a shopping cart. I noticed the cop take notice. I rode my usual route to the train, the backally ways. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, maybe a mouse. When I arrived @ Station I decided to take Piedmount. Next I saw a couple walking hand in hand in the middle of this dark,& quiet street. I said,"Evening",afraid I startled the young lady, but she recovered quickly & returned my greeting. Next it was time to go to the murder scene. Having been there earlier in the afternoon,I dreaded revisiting the location. The street is narrow,& unlit. The gathered candles on the asphalt lit solemnly against the terrible blackness of Midnight. I wispered a soft prayer & rode on to the GoldLine. There I spoke to a handsome,well dressed gentleman on the platform. I explained what I was doing & he said he's never seen anything like rampant drug deals, and/or gangs @ station. He said he felt safe. I concurred. As I rode back home I saw 2 people walking in the distance @ 52. That's all. Since I've offered my name 4 HHPNC, I think- cont. please
The MOG September 20, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Delrone, sorry about that. I ran out of characters. As I was saying, I think voters in the NC should know up front my position on these matters involving juvenile deliquency, abatement,etc. It's only fair, because I suspect some might not vote 4 me after what I have 2 say. Although I am staunchly Pro-PublicSafety, I am also accutely aware of POSSIBLE alterior motives when it comes to profiling minority youth, in urban attire (think Trayvon's Hoodie), hanging out on their skateboards, their bikes,tokin de reefer madness,& listening to Boom Boom(I can't stand it! I'm a Cat Stevens kinda guy) Music Boxes, as Animals. Sorry folks,but that will B my approach if elected 2 an At Large Dir. Seat. on HHPNC. 2 those who experiance the criminal activity recounted on this thread, I can only repeat the council of the Dep. City Atty. She was a very nice lady, obviously caring & dedicated. Doc., w/photos if you can,& cont. 2 file incident reports. That's the ammo they need to proceed. THE EVIDENCE. I understand there is an active Neighborhood Watch in the area. YOU SHOULD B PART OF IT! That's it.
Cerro Gordo September 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Just a few questions. When is the election? Where does one vote? Are there going to be any debates, when/where? What name are you using on the ballot (I assume you're not using "The MOG")? Thanks.
Teresa September 20, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Well Jane Doe i happen to know Israel, n no matter what i still feel that if your going to fight, then fight with your fist as a man, no matter who it is, don't be a B**** n bring a gun, this is a life that has been taken not only him but from his son, mother and his family, and all his heart broken friends, weather the other person had trauma to his head, he is still alive well poor Mr Cervantes life has been taken by a low life that can't even fight with his fist....all im saying now is let his poor soul REST IN PEACE now...
The MOG September 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Cerro Gordo, the election is Oct. 13. I believe there will be a candidate's forum of some kind. The HHPNC meetings are held @ the HP Senior Center. I will be attending the Congress Of Neighborhoods this Sat. @ City Hall, & should know more after that. I'm sure Patch will be on top of all the particulars. Meanwhile you can go on the EmpowerLA web site. Thank you for your interest. Oh, btw, my legal name is Margarito Martinez. That's me...
David B September 23, 2012 at 04:58 AM
yes! you should call the police! you could be next!
David B September 23, 2012 at 04:59 AM
RIP Israel! You will be missed!
David B September 23, 2012 at 05:39 AM
I knew Israel Cervantes! I know his brother, sister, aunt and cousins! My heart goes out for his 8 year old son! God rest his sole! May his family have peace, at this devistating time! We all love you
mike September 28, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Wow im surprised to see how many people share my point of view about the pack of service they decited to apply to this area of marmion way street. I happen to live here for the passed 13 years and ever since i saw the building of tue godline and those benches all apong marmion way i felt something like this was going to happened。。; lots of gang members hanging out and scumbags up for no good were going to show up to our quiet street.
The MOG September 28, 2012 at 05:50 AM
You know, what you refer to as scum bags happened to be teen-agers, who also, live in the area, some longer than you have. You state that many are gang members. How many? From what gang? You should know better to shoot your mouth off, without knowing those particular answers. Who the hell do you think you are, George Zimmerman? The HHPNC just spent 50k for Street Survilence Cameras on York&Fig., yet can not find it in their hearts to fully fund the Girl's Cheer Leader Team at Franklin? There's something wrong with that picture. I know full well that the street where this unfortunate crime took place, is indeed dark & unlit. Perhaps, someone should ask "one bill Gil", & Son of Reyes why that's so. Perhaps Capt. Murphy can explain why units don't cruise those benches often, following the same routes, the DASH does. Since those units stick to Fig.,& not the side streets, but I'll tell you this, without fear of contradiction, you'll find more drugs & liquor in the parking lot of Mr. T's on any given Saturday night, then you ever will among the kids hanging out on warm summer evenings, in thier own neighborhood. I invite you to bring your concerns to the HHPNC Candidates Forum on Oct. 2nd, @ Franklin High.-Peace, One Love, & All that!
David B September 28, 2012 at 07:50 AM
R.I.P. Israel Cervantes He was laid to rest @ Glendale Forest Lawn Thursday 09/26/2012 He was not a gang member and neither was the kid who shot him. It was his cousins boyfriend. Whom is now in custody @ Twin Towers. They had an argument a while back, it was supposed to have been squashed. Looks like the shooter held a grudge. Unfortunately Israel died of his injuries. So sad it had to end this way. Israel has an 8 year old son, The boy has to grow up without a father, do to the hatred in our society today. Israel will be missed by all friends and family. We all love you and miss you Isreal
ELGATONEGRO September 28, 2012 at 08:58 AM
THOSE RADICALL NUTS SHOULD FIND SOMWHERE ELSE TO LIVE. I LIVE, LOVED, AND DID MOST OF MY GROWING UP IN THE GANG INFESTED STREETS OF HLP, HARDLY EFFECTED. POLICE AND COMMUNITY NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A SAFER PLACE. POLICE NEED TO IMPROVE THEIR PUBLIC RELATIONS. ONLY BIGGEST DIFFERENCE TO HLP IS ALL THE HIPSTERS MOVING IN. HONESTLY IF IT WASNT FOR ALL YOU WHITE FOLKS BRINGING SO MUCH ATTENTION TO THE BARRIO AS ALWAYS SHIT WOULD GO UNOTTICED. MR. MOG IF I STILL LIVED IN HLP YOU COULD COUNT ON MY VOTE, OR ME RUNNING FOR A SEAT ALSO. ALL THIS TALK BOUT COMPARING PEOPLE TO ANIMALS AND PATRIOTS POPN CAPP`S?!! BE ACTIVE BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM IF NOT PLEASE LEAVE MY BARRIO!!! R.I.P CHEERIO!!! YOU ALREADY ARE MISSED. MY LOVE AND RESPECT TO HIS FAMILLY!!!!
Jim October 02, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Don't talk about it, be about it.
MR STRICKLAND October 12, 2012 at 09:13 PM
LOL @ ELGATO. IF U STILL LIVED N HLP U WOULD DO WUT??? LOL NOT A DAMM THING!!!! UR ALL TALK BRO.. GOOD THING U R OUT MY BARRIO. STAY OUT TOO!!
David B October 12, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Go F*CK yourself Mr Tweekland! I'll come around when I damn well please! Who really cares about HLP! Drug & gang infested BARRIO! And if I lived in HLP you couldn't & wouldn't do a damn thing to me that hasn't been done already. So go blow smoke up someone else ass!!!
MR STRICKLAND October 13, 2012 at 03:57 PM
WOW LOL HEY DAVID B. HOW BOUT U GO N FUK URSELF BACK. GET N ALL STUPID ON THE WEB??? LMFAO. YA STAY UR AZZ OUTTA HERE. FAGG!!!
ELGATONEGRO December 03, 2012 at 12:02 PM
MAYBE INSTEAD OF RELYING ON POLICE WE SHOULD COMMUNE!!! YOU KNOW LIKE A COMMUNITY!!!
ELGATONEGRO December 03, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I WOULD ORGANIZE, AND SOCIALIZE MY COMMUNITY!!! BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. DO BETTER FOR MY CHILDRENS SAKE AND YOURS. I DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEGATIVITY??? I AINT STUPID EITHER THOUGH I KNOW AND DAMN WELL UNDERSTAND THAT IGNORANCE AND CERTAIN PEOPLES DISCOMFORT WITH A POWERFULL COMMUNITY OF MINORITY PEOPLES, WILL EVENTUALLY ONLY PIT MY OWN AGAINST ME FOR PERSONAL GAIN AND I HAVE TO MUCH TO LOSE NOW CARNAL!!!
ELGATONEGRO December 03, 2012 at 12:16 PM
AND WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU DOING??? BROTHER!!

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