2 men arrested in probe of boy’s killing in attack on SUV

September 30, 2022 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the investigation of the killing of a 12-year-old boy in an shooting attack last year on an SUV near a school playground in Los Angeles, police said Friday.

Police said Friday that Damian Ulysses Martinez, 21, and Gabriel Martinez, 19, both of the community of Wilmington, were arrested Tuesday.

The case has been sent to the district attorney’s office for review, police said.

The men fired on the SUV last December, killing 12-year-old Alexander Alvarado and wounding the driver, who was Alvarado’s stepmother, and a 9-year-old girl who was at a nearby playground outside Wilmington Park Elementary School in the southern Wilmington neighborhood, police said.

Alexander’s stepmother was able to drive wounded boy to safety, but the boy was shot in the head and died.

Police said at the time that the gunmen fired dozens of bullets into the SUV.