DOWNEY - Police investigators released photos and surveillance footage Thursday of three Latino suspects in the fatal shooting of a man outside of a restaurant.
Christian Cervantes, 25, of Los Angeles, was fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in a parking lot near Gloria's Cocina Mexicana Restaurant, 7401 Florence Ave.
Cervantes was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital, said Lt. Mark McDaniel.
Police detectives viewed surveillance footage showing Cervantes leaving the restaurant and approaching his vehicle in the parking lot when the three suspects walked up to him from behind and shot him, McDaniel said.
Police said a motive for the shooting is unknown.
Two of the suspects are described as being thin. One wore a baseball cap, unbuttoned long-sleeved shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and blue jeans.
The second suspect wore a red T-shirt with an unknown logo on the front and dark pants.
The third suspect has a thick build and wore a dark T-shirt with an unknown logo on the front and dark pants.
The suspects' getaway cars are described as possibly a black Nissan Altima and a white four-door, possibly a Honda or Acura.
Anyone with information should call the Downey Police Department at 562-904-2308 or Detective Steve Aubuchon at 562-904-2361.
Anonymous tips can be made by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA, plus the tip, to CRIMES (274637) or visiting http://lacrime
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