Fatal Shooting on Eastbound 10 Freeway in Covina by Motorcycle Driver: Victim Identified as 19-Year-Old

COVINA, California – Tragedy struck early Saturday morning on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Covina, as a motorcyclist is suspected of fatally shooting another driver. The California Highway Patrol swiftly responded to the scene near the Via Verde exit around 2:16 a.m., discovering a person shot inside a white Chevy Camaro on the freeway’s right shoulder. Despite their efforts, the victim succumbed to their injuries.

A 19-year-old passenger in the vehicle managed to evade the gunfire, providing crucial details to investigators. The victim, later identified as Alexander Espino by the Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner, was unable to survive the multiple shots fired by the unidentified motorcyclist, who wore a black helmet and attire. The evidence, including a bullet hole in the Camaro’s windshield, provided clues for law enforcement.

The swift response of officers was not enough to save the victim, as paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department declared the individual deceased at the scene. Authorities were forced to shut down all lanes of the eastbound 10 Freeway near Via Verde St. exit, diverting traffic for several hours as they conducted their investigation. The closure, which caused significant delays, finally lifted just before 8 a.m.

As the investigation continues, law enforcement is urging anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. The shocking incident has left the community reeling, with concerns about safety on the freeways rising. Despite the tragic outcome, authorities remain committed to bringing justice to the victim and their family.

The unidentified motorcyclist remains at large, prompting heightened vigilance from both law enforcement and the public. The brazen nature of the crime has sparked discussions about the need for increased security measures on highways to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. As the community mourns the loss of a young life, efforts are underway to ensure that justice is served and to prevent similar tragedies from happening again in the future.