Police Announce Arrests in Redondo Beach Shooting

Jun 24, 2013
By Jason Kandel and Hetty Chang

Two men and a woman are believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of Bobby Darren Reynolds, police said

Police released this image of Erick Julian Ortega, 27, of the South Bay, on June 22, 2013. Ortega was named as a person of interest in the June 21, 2013, slaying of a man in Redondo Beach.

Police released this image of Erick Julian Ortega, 27, of the South Bay, on June 22, 2013. Ortega was named as a person of interest in the June 21, 2013, slaying of a man in Redondo Beach.

A reputed gang member and his accomplice were arrested and a second man was being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of a Gardena father in Redondo Beach, police said.

Eduardo Antonio Losa, 42, of Lomita, was arrested on a murder charge. Police said he was a member of a South Bay gang.

Shelby Ann Johnston, 29, was booked into jail on suspicion of being an accessory to the murder in the shooting death of Bobby Darrin Reynolds.

Reynolds, a 38-year-old father from Gardena, was fatally shot on Friday at close range, police said.

Shortly after the slaying, police recovered near the crime scene a Chrysler 300 vehicle that was believed to be used by the suspects.

The registered owner of the Chrysler 300 is Erick Julian Ortega, 27, police said.

He was named as a person of interest in the case.

Ortega has prior arrests for robbery and narcotics offenses, police said.

Ortega communicates with other gang members who are in custody in state prison and is involved with narcotics trafficking, said Capt. Jeff Hink, of the Redondo Beach Police Department, at an afternoon press conference.

He also distributes the proceeds of narcotics to state prison inmates, Hink said.

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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