PALMDALE — Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the March 31 murder of Louis Amela, a 41-year-old man shot to death over a bicycle outside a Palmdale restaurant.
A 17-year-old Hispanic male and a 17-year-old Hispanic female were arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, on suspicion of accessory to murder, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Both subjects are believed to have either been involved with the murder and/or assisted the individual who shot the victim after the murder,” Schrader stated. “The shooter is still outstanding at this time.”
Both juveniles were scheduled to appear in Sylmar Juvenile Court Thursday, Schrader added.
Louis Amela was shot multiple times around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, outside Sky Burgers in the 1800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard.
The shooting happened after Amela got into a fight with four Hispanic men who were trying to steal his bicycle, homicide detectives said.
Witnesses at the scene said the assailants appeared to be gang members, according to detectives.
Amela was assaulted and shot four times and died at a hospital, detectives said.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
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