Terrifying surveillance video captured the moment a Los Angeles man was fatally shot while walking his dog in an area neighbors described as a “no-crime zone.”
Marcos Sandoval and his dog are seen walking near the corner of Genesee Avenue and Saturn Street about 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a car approaches and stops at the intersection, KCAL-TV reported.
The driver gets out of the dark sedan, exchanges words with Sandoval and fires at the victim several times before fleeing northbound on Genesee.
A passerby discovered Sandoval about 6:15 a.m. and called 911.
Sandoval’s dog, Little Torro, is seen in the footage running away after the first shot. The pooch was not injured and made it back home safely, KCAL reported.
“He started barking at my sister’s window, the back door, and my sister went out to look for him,” Sandoval’s daughter, who was not named, told the outlet. “When she couldn’t find him, that’s when she called me.” A neighbor who heard the gunfire described the sound of two men arguing loudly shortly before the shooting.
“I woke up maybe like 5:30 and heard two men talking loudly, arguing,” she told the outlet on the condition of anonymity, adding that she believed the two men knew each other.