Man charged in fatal Huntington Park shooting

HUNTINGTON PARK –A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murdering an acquaintance near a police station in Huntington Park last week. Jorge Godoy was charged with one count of murder and a weapon allegation. He was scheduled to be arraigned at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Prosecutors said Godoy was in the 6700 block of Miles Avenue with two other men on March 5 when they were approached by Daniel Ramirez.

Ramirez, who knew all three men, got into an argument with Godoy. Prosecutors said Godoy is accused of pulling out a large-caliber gun and shooting Ramirez in the face.

The victim died at the scene and Godoy was arrested a short time later.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $2 million. If convicted as charged, Godoy faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Huntington Park Police Department.

 

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Published: March 12, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 48