A male victim lies dead after a shooting in the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Evelyn Martinez.

A male victim lies dead after a shooting in the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Evelyn Martinez.

Fernando Lino Ortiz III, 26, was shot and killed on Wednesday, March 26 in the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments.

According to LA Times’ Homicide Report, Soledad Hernandez, “a 25-year-old Latina, and Juan Jose Juarez, a 16-year-old Latino, have been charged with one count of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit a crime, one count of assault, and one count of second-degree robbery, according to a criminal complaint. A third person is still at large.”


Detectives are investigating the death of a male victim who was shot in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon in Boyle Heights.

The incident occurred at about 3:15p.m. at the corner of 8th and Marietta streets inside the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Area Capt. Martin Baeza, the victim, a male in his 20s, “was visiting a young lady in the apartments when suspected gang members confronted him.”

After a verbal argument ensued, an unknown number of rounds were fired, striking the victim multiple times in the upper torso, said Baeza.

Wyvernwood resident Evelyn Martinez, 22, saw the police activity on her way home from school Wednesday afternoon.

“When I saw this I felt upset at the never ending cycle of violence,” said Martinez. “I didn’t even tell my mom because she worries about me coming home late on my bike.”

The victim has not yet been identified, but according to Baeza, he was not a Wyvernwood resident.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the case can call call Hollenbeck homicide detectives at (213) 342-8969 or provide anonymous tips on WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or visit www.wetip.com.

7 Responses

  1. Jojo

    I live across the street from Wyvernwood Apartments on Marietta, and I just don’t understand the violence! I have walked through there and I see kids running around, happy, then this happens. Just stop! There is no justifiable reason for this “gang” violence. I wish our streets in Boyle Heights could some day be free of death and fear. One can only hope for the best.

  2. unkown

    Whoever did this will have to pay cause karma is real he was harmless didn’t have to take his life don’t understand no one deserves to die

  3. Monica

    3 gang members have been arrested for this homicide. good job Hollenbeck Officers

    • unkown

      they got them thats good hope they are put away for the rest of thier lifes

  4. unknown

    stop the gentrification. jews must find another home. stop trying to always steal something.

  5. david mejia

    cant forgive these criminals so easy….only cause he was brother..


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