“I just want him to look at me,” the victim’s son said as the accused killer made his first court appearance and pleaded not guilty.
Nancy Romero, 46, died at the hospital after she was found wounded on the sidewalk, according to coroner’s records. She’d been shot in the back.
Witnesses said the woman was found facedown by the curb in the heart of Downtown Long Beach.
A 41-year-old man was killed and a second man was detained for questioning, but few further details were available.
The gunfire missed two passengers in the car, but it killed the driver and wounded a 17-year-old who was walking across the street, police said.
After shooting Solano Monday afternoon, Nelson robbed a Shell gas station and a 7-Eleven in Long Beach, the district attorney’s office said.
The gunmen chased a 38 year old man and shot him to death on the street near his home, according to relatives and neighbors.
At this point, police said they don’t know whether the attack was random or not. They’re still trying to determine a motive.
The trespasser kicked the victim in the face, leaving him with internal injuries, according to police. He died days later.
The age and race of the victim were not readily apparent, authorities said. A cause of death has not been determined.