Victim ID’d in East L.A. Christmas Day Shooting

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — L.A. County sheriff’s deputies have identified the man shot to death in his car early Christmas morning in East Los Angeles.

Investigators say someone shot 22-year-old Favian Macias several times around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Dittman Avenue.

The victim lost control of his car and crashed into a light pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His girlfriend — and the mother of the couple’s infant daughter — was also in the car. She told KTLA that they were looking for a parking space when the shooting happened.

“We were just driving by and then all of the sudden this thing happened,” the girlfriend said from behind a door, afraid to show her face.

“I said, ‘Babe, are you okay?’ and he said like, ‘I’m fine.’ We were just driving away and he just crashed into a pole,” she recalled.

“I have no idea, I wish I knew,” she said when asked about a possible motive. “It breaks my heart knowing, you know? And on Christmas Day?”

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