Police release video of fatal shooting

DOWNEY - Police have released surveillance camera images and video of three suspects in last month's fatal shooting at Gloria's Mexican restaurant, hoping they will generate leads from the public. The male victim, later identified as 25-year-old Christian Cervantes, was shot several times at about 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. He died at a local hospital.

Surveillance video shows two men involved in the scuffle leave in a white four-door sedan and later return.

Three men appear to approach Cervantes from behind and one of the men shoots from a silver handgun. They then fled.

All three suspects appear to be Hispanic men in their early 20s. One of the suspects has a thin build and was wearing an unbuttoned, long-sleeved shirt with a white T-shirt underneath, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

The second suspect has a thick build and was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt with an unknown logo on the front, and dark pants.

The third suspect has a thin build and was wearing dark pants and a red T-shirt with a logo on the front.

The men fled in black sedan - possibly a Nissan Altima - and a white four-door car, maybe a Honda or Acura.

Anyone with information on the suspects' identities is asked to call the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308 or Detective Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2361.

********** Published: February 21, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 45