Young Apple Valley Man Shot Dead While at Family Gathering

Young Apple Valley Man Shot Dead While at Family Gathering

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APPLE VALLEY – A 21-year-old Apple Valley man was shot and killed on Wednesday evening. At around 5:40 p.m. deputies from the Apple Valley station were dispatched to the 22300 block of Hurons Avenue in the Town of Apple Valley for the report of a shooting.

When they arrived they found Johnny Octavio Lasoya Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound in front of a home. Emergency medical personnel responded and rushed Lasoya to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries at around 6:30 p.m.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct an investigation. Through witness statements, detectives learned that several unidentified subjects drove up to the home and made contact with Lasoya. One of the subjects and Lasoya began arguing and a second subject shot, striking him in the upper body. Authorities said that the subjects fled in two grey compact vehicles.

The family said  Lasoya had just stopped by the home, which was his grandmother’s home, to drop off a birthday gift. The cousin of Johnny Lasoya started a Go Fund Me Account to assist with his burial.
No other information is available for release at this time.  Investigators are actively working this case and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Mark Green of the Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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