Father of 4 Slain in Latest LA Metro Train Crime; Suspects Evade Capture

Authorities in Los Angeles have been searching for three suspects after a man was shot and killed on a Metro Train on Friday night.

Los Angeles Police Department officials said that a man named Juan Garcia, 38 was fatally shot after he got into an argument with another group of men near the Metro E Line station at La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard.

The police said Garcia died at the scene.

The authorities said that all three suspects were males aged between 15 and 20 years old and fled before the police arrived.

According to the GoFundMe page set up by the Garcia family, Juan aka Tony was the father of four children and the oldest of seven siblings.

“It’s with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Tony, our beloved Tony. He left us on June 21, 2024. Growing up, my big bro was our protector. Strong as an Ox. In our eyes, he was unstoppable. We are asking for your support as we go through this difficult time to give Tony G. a heartfelt, and dignified farewell.

The motive of the shooting is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this case should contact the detectives of LAPD’s South Bureau Homicide Division at 323-786-5111.

The LA Metro property has been the victim of seven attacks between April 22 and May 21.

Greater Los Angeles is experiencing an increase in violence on the streets spilling over into our public transportation systems. Metro offers its condolences for the victims’ family members and friends,” said a Metro spokesperson in a KNBC statement.

Karen Bass, the chair of the Metro Board and LA Mayor Karen Bass called for a surge in law enforcement personnel to be deployed across all transit systems.

Last month, the Metro Board unanimously approved a measure to increase public safety by adding 260 police officers to patrol the system each day.

Bass told KNBC that “in March, there was nearly a half-million riders on weekdays. But the recent crime threatens derailment of this progress if the safety is not ensured for those who need and want to use the rail and bus system.” “We must act to protect this progress by keeping riders safe.”