LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW/AP) – A Texas man was arrested in the fatal shooting of a teenage girl at the scene of an illegal street race in Hollywood during the weekend, Los Angeles police said.
Ramon Roque Monreal, 33, of El Paso was booked for investigation of murder on Sunday and was held on $3 million bail, a statement from the police department said.READ MORE: I-Team: Texas Bill Would Limit Sale Of Your Personal Information By DMV And DPS
Monreal was detained in south Los Angeles County around 3:45 a.m. by sheriff’s deputies responding to an unrelated call. Monreal, who had a firearm, was turned over to LAPD homicide detectives and arrested, police said.
The shooting happened early Sunday, just minutes after midnight, at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, and was recorded on video.READ MORE: Sen. John Cornyn, 2 Texas Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Address Migrant Surge At Southern Border
Officers responding to a report of illegal street racing were directed to the shooting victim, identified only as a 17-year-old resident of Huntington Park. She died at the scene.
Witnesses said the girl was watching the racing when an argument erupted between two men and shots were fired, hitting the teen and another person only described as male. He was hospitalized with serious injuries but was expected to survive.MORE NEWS: Graduating North Texas High School Seniors Celebrate Their Futures At Globe Life Field
Online jail records show Monreal is scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday. It was not immediately known whether he has an attorney.