30-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot While Standing in Front Yard of Home Near Azusa

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Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was fatally shot while standing outside his home in an unincorporated area near southern Azusa Wednesday night.

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in the Citrus area near Azusa on Dec. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in the Citrus area near Azusa on Dec. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Paul Espinosa, was standing in the front yard of his home in the 178000 block of East Newburgh Street when someone opened fire about 10:58 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Marcelo Quintero confirmed.

After the shooting, Espinosa managed to get back inside his home, where he collapsed and died, Quintero said.

Espinosa, whose mother was home at the time of the shooting, was described as a longtime resident of the area by Quintero.

Investigators were searching the neighborhood for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.

No gunman or vehicle descriptions were immediately available.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477),