LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBS) — Police believe gang members drove up and shot a 17-year-old boy dead while he was tagging a freeway overpass early Sunday.

Alfonso Covarrubias, of North Hollywood, was found shot to death under the Foothill (210) Freeway at about 2:40 a.m., LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said.

Authorities suspect Covarrubias was a gang member and that he was engaging in graffiti when rival gang members waged the attack.

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Comments (33)
  1. Everyday Guy says:

    You can always recognize gang members as they all wear pink high heels and lipstick as part of the uniform.

    1. Bravo Kilo 31 says:

      Someone done society a favor. One down and many to go. One by one, we’ll rid the area of bottom feeding wetb@ck gang members.

    2. Bob Henning says:

      This KID is Dead and he may just as well shot himself. First he`s a Gang Member, Strike One, TWO, He`s under a Bridge Taging, TRREE, Had he been at home where he should have been HE WOULD BE ALIVE.

    3. Patty Bray-Plumley says:

      Only when your mom’s done using it

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    One less gang member.. 1 less garbage for society & taxpayers to deal with..

  3. Josh Butts says:

    This is the kind of stories we like to hear. One gang member taking out another. So many gang members tag and get away with it. Not too often a rival gang takes out a tagger. This is one time I”m glad the police weren’t around to stop the tagger.

    1. rg says:

      Too many gang-bangers get away with this S**t. Unfortunately, my parents lived in mid-town LA for 50 years and it just got progressively worse with these knuckleheads ruining these great old neighborhoods. Believe me, I had fantasies of putting one out just like this one got it, but I’d end up in prison before they would ever go. I have no sympathy for this moron.

    2. lesly says:

      i agree they shudnt be talking if they dont know the exact detaiols

  4. GARY says:


  5. Doug says:

    He was a good boy. He was painting over graffiti to make the area look nice. He was not a gang member. He went to church with Cardinal Bolona every day.

  6. Bob Henning says:

    I do believe That Old GROWAPAIR needs to Grow A PAIR of Brain Cells to Go with his other Six Brain Cells. Your Anger Mr. Pair stems from The Act you so vividly describe happened to You. It was Your Ares and Your Pop and now You hate the World Because No One came to your rescue. Your Own Mother didn`t help you because She was out with Sancho. Your Brother couldn`t help you because he was getting the Same as you.. Turn the other Cheek Mr. Pair or you will end up in Prison with your Homies, and You will prey on the Weak ones the way your Father Preyed on you. Good luck to you.

  7. Izabela Karmen says:


  8. Melvin Blake says:

    Somebody please remove the garbage painting and sanitize the blood stain quickly, we don’t want any disease to spread. Very next job the rival member has done, but it will circulate I am so sure.

  9. Melvin Blake says:

    Both rival members are all wearing high heel and pink lipsticks. Whenever they hear siren coming, they spread like roaches. I have seen it all the time. Heck, they spread when I fart. lololololol

  10. La Vaga Perez says:


  11. Gil Ross says:

    To quote the former LAPD chief Darryl Gates: “If we could take these gang members to the police range and teach them to shoot, we wouldn’t have a gang problem in L.A.” Too bad police chiefs are political appointees nowadays.

    1. sparky says:

      The best thing about Gates is that he is dead.

  12. Silly Me says:

    Wow !! Amazing how many of you hide behind your computer to let your hate out. You are all injecting venom into yourselves and hoping for someone else do die….They way many of you talk, just shows NONE of you had a Mother to show you respect….It’s obvious none had a Father figure….Pobresitos !!! I’m sure if it was one of your family members you wouldn’t be spitting into the air like that…Why so much hate ??? Love has always lacked in your lives… 😦

    1. rg says:

      I disagree with you. You should feel sorry for the people who are prisoners in their own homes because these gang-bangers infest these communities. No matter how clean the good people try to keep their properties, these knuckleheads “mark” their territory like dogs with paint spray. These urban terrorists should have been taught by their parents to respect other peoples property and go to school and learn something useful for life. But I could guess that these idiots had only a mother to raise them, and maybe a father, who was a borracho. I have no sympathy for these “porbresitos”. Live like a gang-banger, die like one.

      1. Melvin Blake says:

        I agree, absolutely right. “Silly Me” very likely has a gang banger cousin or close relative and has been hurt in a gang-related crime. Or otherwise, he/she is a total moron POS.

  13. JOe Dutra says:

    Our little darlings.

  14. rICK says:

    Finally, a heartwarming story!

  15. Izabela Karmen says:


  16. jordan says:

    RIP alfonso.. You were a good guy..

  17. Izabela Karmen says:

    hhahma KIDZ

  18. james says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    The FBI and DEA where using corrupt police, gang members and mob to commit murders for them.
    Kuklinski, Eppolito and Caracappa where doing hits for corrupt FBI and DEA.

  19. JS says:

    These people are thriving because the rest of us find it just impossible to believe that human beings with such ugliness on the inside can even exist. And the people who are ugly on the inside know it.

  20. Gas the gangs says:

    Gang members killing other gang members are literally the only things these sub-humans contribute to society.

  21. tantrim says:

    Nuke the entire city and get rid of the infested city

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