Jul 30, 2014

Suspect Charged in Morales Killing

Daniel F. Aguilar is being held without bail.

Suspect Charged in Morales Killing

Daniel F. Aguilar, 19, was on Wednesday morning charged in Los Angeles Superior Court for allegedly killing Pedro Morales and wounding of his brother on Saturday evening in Highland Park.

"The investigation has pretty much winded down since Aguilar was identified," said LAPD Northeast Homicide Detective Jose Carillo. "All of the evidence we've found along the way led to him being charged. "

Carillo also confirmed that the weapon used in shooting was a shotgun. Police also believe the shooting to be gang related.

Aguilar was ordered to be held without bail at Los Angeles County prison facility. His next court date has not been scheduled yet, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

, Morales and his brother were both shot at around 6:20 p.m. in front of an apartment building on 5300 Monte Vista St. on Saturday, July 7. The Coroner's office did not release the name of Morales' brother, who suffered non-life threatening wounds from a shotgun blast to the shoulder.

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