Family of Slain Lynwood Shopkeeper Wants ‘Justice’

The son of the victim speaks to Patch Latino after hearing about the most recent arrests.

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It has been , was shot inside his business during a botched armed robbery in Lynwood. This week, authorities arrested four suspects believed to have been involved with the shooting death.

The family of the victim, which includes his wife, four children and six grandchildren, is now hoping for the just punishment of these suspects.

“What we want is justice,” said David Valadez, 24, the youngest child of the victim during short phone interview with Patch. “We want these people to pay accordingly.”

The deadly shooting took place at Las Palomas Meat Market in 12400 block of Long Beach Boulevard on November 20,2012. The victim was later was pronounced dead after being transported to St. Francis Medical Center.

Donald Simpson, 36, Davion Woodspage, 20, and two female juveniles, described only by their ages, 14 and 15, have all  been arrested in connection to the crime.

Simpson recently pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The family of the victim is urging all those who saw something, or who have also been victims of these suspects, to speak up.

“There has to be justice for the death of my father, as well as for those who have also been the victims of these people,” affirmed David Valadez. 

Fore more information on this incident click here.

Anyone with information on this homicide was asked to call homicide investigators at 323-890-5500. Tips can also be provided by clicking here.  One may also text the letters TIPLA along with the tip to CRIMES (274637). 

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Allen C. Treen January 25, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Alas, my friend, the wheels of justice grind slowly. Condolences to you and your family.
Mrs. Tunes January 25, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Wow... 36? 20? 15 & 14.... ??? I will be 36 this year and totally focused on my Career... Not killing someone... 20... Follower, and 14 & 15 year olds.. I have daughters that age and Thank God they are not the trash that these two little girls ARE!!!! But, they will get what God has planned for them... May take a while but what trash they are... I would hate to admit to being a mother of anyone of these "THINGS"!!!
llulia piceno January 27, 2013 at 04:42 AM
thank u for ur words all these peoples will pay what they did
LC January 29, 2013 at 11:53 PM
My condolences to you and your family may your father rest in peace & I know these individuals will be brought to justice.


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