Maria Hicks, 57 [Updated]
Died Aug. 13, 2007 at 10:44 a.m.
Maria Hicks, 58, a Latina woman, was shot near the intersection of Woodford Street and San Gabriel River Parkway about 9:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and died of her injuries at a hospital three days later, Monday, Aug. 13.
Hicks was driving home and saw a Latino man or youth spray-painting graffiti, said Lt. Larry Lincoln of the Sheriff's Department homicide bureau. She honked her horn and flashed her lights and began to follow the fleeing tagger.
Two Latino men or youths in a silver compact car pulled up and shot at her. She was struck in the upper torso. Three people were later arrested.
[Update Feb. 8, 2012: Gang member convicted of killing a grandmother trying to stop tagging]
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Updated: Feb. 21, 2012 at 3:12 p.m.