LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — Police are searching for a woman they say shot a man to death behind a 24-hour coin laundromat early Tuesday in Lynwood.
The shooting was reported at 2:25 a.m. at the Free Dry Coin Laundry, 11904 Long Beach Blvd. At the time of the shooting, the laundromat was open for business and several people were inside doing their laundry.
Detectives say a woman and a man, both described as Hispanic, were arguing outside the laundromat when she pulled a gun and shot him several times.
Security video shows the woman getting into a light-colored SUV, going north on Long Beach and making a U-turn. She was last seen going south on Long Beach.
The man, later identified by friends as Emilio Alejandre of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Crime scene investigators say they have recovered what appeared to be a sharp object next to the victim’s body.
Detectives say they have not yet determined whether the shooting was a domestic dispute because it’s not known yet how the suspect and Alejadre know each other.
Angelica Sanchez, who said she was a friend of Alejandre, said he had just gotten out of jail and was trying to turn his life around.
“I’m hurt, I’m really hurt, cause he would talk to me a lot about how he wanted to change and get away from things and be normal,” she said.
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