Killed – Robert Guerrero (Whittier, CA)


Robert Guerrero, a 27-year-old Latino male, died Friday, Feb. 1, after being shot in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

WHITTIER — Officials Sunday released the name of a 27-year-old man found fatally shot on a street just outside a hospital.

Robert Guerrero died at the scene after he was found wounded in the abdomen about 4:56 p.m. Friday in the 7800 block of Barnum Avenue, just northeast of PIH Health Hospital, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. His city of residence was unclear.

Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots before seeing a white Toyota pickup truck speeding away, Whittier police Officer Bradley White said.

A Whittier man who killed a friend over a woman and money was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

A jury deliberated for about two days before finding Jose Antonio Barrios, a 22-year-old Latino, guilty of fatally shooting Robert Christopher Guerrero, according to prosecutors.

Guerrero, 27, and Barrios ran into each other Feb. 1, 2013, at a Stater Bros. Market, then got into Guerrero’s truck and drove to a residential area in Norwalk. The two were previously friends who had a falling out over a woman and money, according to the news release.

Barrios shot Guerrero three times, then pushed him out of the truck and drove away, prosecutors said.


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