CORONA (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking the public for help in locating a suspected gunman Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old Corona woman.
Corona Police officers responded to 715 S. Merrill St. at approx. 12:26 p.m. after reports of a possible shooting.
When officers arrived, they found 55 year-old Katherine Aguirre with multiple gunshot wounds. Aguirre was transported to the Corona Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Police are looking for Aguirre’s daughter, Crystal Gene Lopez, 28, who authorities believe may be in danger. Crystal was last seen the morning of April 10th and has not responded to numerous cell phone calls.
Police said the suspect, 28-year-old Carlos Martin Quezada, of Corona, is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Quezada is Lopez’s ex-boyfriend.
Family members say the former couple had been arguing for several days prior to the shooting about Lopez’s children. Quezada is not their father.
Authorities still haven’t discussed a motive in the murder.
The victim’s cousin, Emily Medel, said Aguirre was “a very lovable person. We’re all going to miss her. The family is going to miss her.”
An Aguirre friend, who only wanted to identify herself as Kimberly, said Aguirre called her this morning to say she had just seen Crystal and “she looked like she had been hit. She had a lump on her head and a cut.”
Quezada is believed to be driving a 1982 blue or gray Chevy Silverado pickup, license plate 2B29305.
Anyone with information on Crystal Lopez is asked to contact the Corona Police department at (951) 739-2330 and press option 3.