(L.A.) Roberto Iglesias III, 20, Died on a Street
Case Number: 2023-03274
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 20-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred on a street.
The coroner’s office has identified the young man as Roberto Iglesias III of South Gate.
Manner of Death: Suicide
Cause of Death: Close Range Gunshot Wound of the Head
RIP ROBERTO IGLESIAS III (May 12, 2002 – March 25, 2023)
The decedent was a motorist who was found shot dead with a handgun on his lap in East Hollywood.
Officers of the California Highway Patrol found him dead in a black Infiniti at the end of a high-speed freeway chase and crash.
CHP officers were on a routine patrol driving northbound on the Hollywood (101) Freeway just south of Cesar Chavez Avenue and saw the Infiniti speed pass them about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, triggering a pursuit.
The suspect’s vehicle continued speeding northbound and exited on Melrose.
“The pursuit traversed several city streets and our officers briefly lost sight of the Infiniti,” the CHP said. “At approximately 3:32 a.m., they discovered the Infiniti had collided with several parked vehicles on Melrose Avenue, west of Commonwealth Avenue.”
A passenger from the car was seen running away as officers were approaching the crash. He was later apprehended.
The officers then came upon Iglesias.
Passenger Angel Anthony Aguiniga, 20, of Lynwood, was arrested for resisting arrest.