Man’s death ruled homicide

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Detectives are investigating the case of a man found shot to death last week in a parked vehicle as a homicide.Ruben Joseph Gomez, 51, of Whittier died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey. He said the death was ruled a homicide.Gomez worked at Prudential California Realty in Montebello. A woman who answered the phone referred all questions to the manager, who was not in on Monday.Sheriff’s homicide detectives are still trying to determine how and why the real estate agent turned up dead in the 3000 block of Bicentennial Park Access Road on July 31. A passer-by who saw Gomez slumped over the steering wheel summoned deputies that afternoon. The deputies discovered Gomez had been shot in the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.No one has been arrested. Detectives released few details Monday.Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Rodriguez said the businessman was found in his SUV and that no one heard the gunshots.He added police are still trying to piece together the victim’s final hours and will be talking to his business associates and family.Gomez’s relatives couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. Harvey said Gomez wasn’t married and didn’t have children. Gomez was licensed as a real estate broker/officer, according to the state Department of Real Estate. His license was issued in 2002 and set to expire in 2010.ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026Man’s death ruled homicideBy Ruby Gonzales, Staff WriterPICO RIVERA – Detectives are investigating the case of a man found shot to death last week in a parked vehicle as a homicide.Ruben Joseph Gomez, 51, of Whittier died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey. He said the death was ruled a homicide.Gomez worked at Prudential California Realty in Montebello. A woman who answered the phone referred all questions to the manager, who was not in on Monday.Sheriff’s homicide detectives are still trying to determine how and why the real estate agent turned up dead in the 3000 block of Bicentennial Park Access Road on July 31.A passer-by who saw Gomez slumped over the steering wheel summoned deputies that afternoon. The deputies discovered Gomez had been shot in the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.No one has been arrested. Detectives released few details Monday.Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Rodriguez said the businessman was found in his SUV and that no one heard the gunshots.He added police are still trying to piece together the victim’s final hours and will be talking to his business associates and family.Gomez’s relatives couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. Harvey said Gomez wasn’t married and didn’t have children.Gomez was licensed as a real estate broker/officer, according to the state Department of Real Estate. His license was issued in 2002 and set to expire in 2010.ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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