Encountered this scene while on the way to El Farolito for an Al Pastor Super, attempting to shake the awful memory of Canadian burritos from my mind. Needless to say I lost my appetite as soon as I realized what was underneath the yellow tarp.
This guy standing here on the right was allowed to remain inside the yellow tape, calmly smoking a cigarette while waiting for officers to question him (as a witness, not a suspect).
The victim was reportedly an “older guy” whose death was not immediately attributable to violence (I had heard what sounded like a gunshot moments earlier, so I initially assumed the that to be the cause), which leads me to believe that he may be a member of our populous homeless community.
Police had not yet determined cause of death and were waiting for the coroner to arrive. A number of onlookers had gathered across the street to watch, the mood somber and surreal.
RIP Mission Guy.