Five People Arrested in Connection to East LA Murder

December 14, 2018 - 10:04 am

(KNX 1070) - Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in East Los Angeles. 

Authorities found the victim's body on Whittier Boulevard about 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

He'd been shot to death while riding his bicycle.

Sheriff's Deputies spotted a car full of suspects and gave chase:

"That pursuit traveled southbound on the 5 freeway and at that time, deputies observed the suspects discard or throw a firearm out of the vehicle and that was at southbound 5 freeway at Washington."

That led to a full closure of the southbound 5 in Commerce for a time this morning.