Teen arrested for murder after multiple shootings in L.A.

An 18-year-old female has been arrested for a pair of shootings in San Pedro that occurred in January and left one man dead.

Authorities say Estrella Rojas, a resident of San Pedro, is responsible for two shootings that took place two weeks apart.

The first occurred on Jan. 6 when two suspects accosted a 19-year-old man. When the victim drove away, one of the suspects fired at the 19-year-old’s vehicle, he escaped the incident unharmed.

Then, on Jan. 20, police say Estrella was involved in a dispute with another party around 12:15 a.m. at Machista, a bar located at the corner of Pacific Avenue and West 10th Street.

“There was a physical altercation inside the bar before the shooting,” the LAPD spokesperson confirmed to KTLA. “The suspect fired multiple rounds, striking three people.”

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    Tyrone Tyars, 33, was shot and killed after a woman opened fire in a bar in San Pedro on Jan. 20, 2024.
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    Authorities on the scene of a deadly shooting at a bar in San Pedro on Jan. 20, 2024. (OnSceneTV)
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after bar shooting in San Pedro
    Authorities on the scene of a deadly shooting at a bar in San Pedro on Jan. 20, 2024. (OnSceneTV)
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after bar shooting in San Pedro
    Authorities on the scene of a deadly shooting at a bar in San Pedro on Jan. 20, 2024. (OnSceneTV)
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after bar shooting in San Pedro
    Authorities on the scene of a deadly shooting at a bar in San Pedro on Jan. 20, 2024. (OnSceneTV)

One victim, identified as 33-year-old Tyrone Tyars, was killed in the shooting. A 35-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man were injured and transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The LAPD FBI Fugitive Task Force assisted with the investigation and was able to locate and arrest Rojas on March 7.

Rojas has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide Division
detectives at 323-786-5100.

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