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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Monterey Park Police Announce Arrests of Attempted Murder Suspects, Shooting at N. New Avenue

MPK News Release-Monterey Park Police Announce Arrests of Attempted Murder Suspects Shooting at N Ne

On April 15, 2019 at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Monterey Park Police Department received numerous 911 calls regarding shots being fired in the area of the 100 block of North New Ave. Upon arrival the officers discovered numerous shell casings, bullet holes in buildings and parked cars, but no injured parties. The investigation focused on a residence in the 100 block of North New Avenue, where numerous subjects were detained by officers. 

A search warrant was executed at the residence and a large quantity of gambling equipment, narcotics and identity theft paraphernalia was seized. Three handguns were also seized from the location. Four were arrested and charged. Additionally, two stolen vehicles were found parked at the location. Video surveillance was reviewed and several suspects and vehicles were seen fleeing the location after the initial shooting call to 911. 

On April 17, 2019, one of the suspected vehicles used in the shooting was pursued by LAPD. The pursuit was turned over to CHP and eventually ended in the area of Hellman Ave. and Atlantic Blvd. Containment was established for the suspects who had fled on foot in the area. Four subjects were arrested and two handguns believed used in the previous shooting were recovered.

On April 18, 2019 at around 8:00 p.m., an additional suspect was arrested outside his residence in El Monte. An additional suspect vehicle, with bullet holes from the initial shooting was recovered from the residence.

All of the suspects have affiliation with local street gangs in the San Gabriel Valley. All subjects are scheduled for arrangement in Alhambra Superior Court on April 30, 2019.

(Please see the attached PDF version for photos and complete document.)

Suspects:

Johnny Nguyen M/A DOB 7/23/1990 – Charged with:
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics
11370.1 H&S – Armed with a firearm while selling narcotics
11366.6 H&S – Selling narcotics from a fortified location
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism) 

Joseph Lamborn M/A DOB 10/23/1993 – Charged with:
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 / 11370 / 11366 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics and being armed while selling drugs from fortified location.
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism)

Robert Phung M/A DOB 07/11/1987 – Charged with: Parole Hold
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 / 11370 / 11366 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics and being armed while selling drugs from fortified location.
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism). 

Tommy Sour M/A DOB 11/25/1990 – Charged with:
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 / 11370 / 11366 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics and being armed while selling drugs from fortified location.
2800.2 VC – Felony Evading Arrest
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism).  

Tony Sour M/A DOB 09/19/1988 – Charged with:
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 / 11370 / 11366 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics and being armed while selling drugs from fortified location.
2800.2 VC – Felony evading arrest
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism).   

AJ Dang M/A DOB 09/25/1999 – Charged with:
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft
11378 / 11370 / 11366 H&S – Possession for sales of narcotics and being armed while selling drugs from fortified location.
28186.22 PC – Member of a violent street gang (armed with a handgun)
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (Street terrorism)
2800.2 VC – Felony evading arrest.  

Randall Chinchilla M/H DOB 08/09/1988 – Charged with:
664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
246 PC – Shooting into an occupied dwelling / vehicle
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism)
25850(a) PC – Armed with a firearm (street gang member).  

Iliana Angelica Zepeda F/H DOB 08/12/1987 – Charged with:
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism)
2800.2 VC – Felony evading arrest in a vehicle. 

Diane Monique Gomez F/H DOB 06/25/1990 – Charged with:
182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy (street terrorism & illegal gambling)
186.22 PC – Member of a criminal street gang (street terrorism)
530.5 PC – Identity Theft


Media Contact
Lieutenant Scott Wiese, Monterey Park Police Department
swiese@montereypark.ca.gov
626-307-1236
www.MontereyPark.ca.gov

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