It has been astir 2 years and a Pacoima household says their anticipation for justness is fading.
But what doesn’t slice is the haunting representation of Feb. 22, 2020.
A 26-year-old antheral named Omar Medinba was astatine an amerciable cockfight, and helium was winning. There was a immense assemblage erstwhile shots rang out.
“His woman had gone to prime him up and she spoke with him connected the telephone and helium told her helium needed conscionable a fewer much minutes,” Cindy Medina, sister of the victim, said.
Her brother, Omar, was attending an amerciable cock combat successful the 12700 artifact of Montague Street.
The 911 telephone came from his wife.
In the chilling audio, she tin beryllium heard crying, “I request an ambulance! My husband’s been shot!”
LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Edwin Ayala says much than 150 radical were there. But erstwhile shots rang out, everyone scattered.
“The lawsuit happened each the mode successful the back,” Ayala said, noting the spot was immense with an unfastened aerial country acceptable speech specifically for the rooster games. He was 1 of the archetypal responding homicide detectives connected scene.
“We did find respective calibers truthful it’s imaginable determination was much than 1 shooter,” helium said.
Despite truthful galore imaginable witnesses – and cellphone video of the fights from the victim’s ain telephone showing radical successful attendance – nary 1 has travel guardant to assistance portion what happened unneurotic for police.
“People don’t travel guardant due to the fact that it’s fear,” Medina’s sister said. "He was a large guy, astir apt looked tough. But his bosom was truthful benignant and loving.”
She says her member was a equine groomer by trade, a devoted begetter of 5 kids each nether the property of 10. She described him arsenic loving, protective and consenting to assistance anyone.
But the nighttime helium died, nary 1 was determination to assistance him.
“He loved to stake connected the roosters,” his mother, Albina Medina said. She said she would often pass him of the unsafe radical that could beryllium involved. She says he’d brushwood it off, and archer her helium wasn’t similar that.
“The occupation isn’t you. It’s them," she would archer him.
LAPD is offering a $50,000 reward for accusation successful the case. Anyone who could assistance portion unneurotic what happened is asked to telephone Valley Bureau Homicide astatine 818-644-8080.