Detectives Seek Public’s Help In Montebello Convenience Store Murder

MONTEREY PARK ( — Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the murder of a 19-year-old man.

Kenneth Deras was fatally shot at 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 outside of a Montebello convenience store, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities say the suspect shot the 19-year-old as he exited the store in the 700 block of West Washington Boulevard.

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(credit: Los Angeles Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

A motive for the murder is unknown.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on South Montebello Boulevard. He got into a black compact car and drove away, officials said.

Authorities were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect.

Anyone with information should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 267-4800.


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