An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of a woman found in a car northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Alexis Madeira was booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 31-year-old Desiree Ramirez, identified by police sources as a transient from Fontana.
The deceased woman was found at about 2:30 a.m. in a vehicle in the 3200 block of Isobel Drive. Police received a 911 call from a residence in the neighborhood to report the shooting.
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Witnesses told investigators they heard yelling, possibly an argument, before the shooting. The victim was at the Glassell Park residence where there had been a party, police said.
Police sources told NBC4 the woman's death was related to methamphetamine found at the scene.
Four people were detained and questioned by investigators after a neighborhood lockdown early Tuesday that was ordered after they refused to come out of the house, police said. Residents were advised to stay in their homes until about 5 a.m.