NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Authorities continued their search on Monday for a man accused of killing another man in a North Hollywood apartment on Sunday afternoon before kidnapping his own ex-girlfriend.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Shame Rayment, 37, had an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Jenny Downes, 31, at an apartment complex in the 11300 block of Hatteras Street in North Hollywood.
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When Rayment reportedly first attempted to kidnap Downes, Roberto Fletes-Conejo, 42, a family friend of the woman, came forward and attempted to intervene. It was then that the police said Rayment shot him.
Rayment then allegedly forced Downes into a dark blue four-door Dodge pickup truck with damage to the driver’s rear side and walked away from the scene.
Fletes-Conejo was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Claudia Gonzalez, Fletes-Conejo’s older sister, said she was not surprised to hear about her brother’s heroic behavior before his death and said he was one of those people who would give the shirt to somebody.
“He was my hero in everything,” said Claudia Gonzalez. “My heart is full because he was loved, you know he was loved.”
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The detectives also believe in four other people we implicated, a man with long blond hair and three women.
Authorities said Rayment and Downes have a long-term relationship and have had a child together. The child was not injured. The apartment where the shooting took place belongs to a friend of Downes’ family, police said.
According to police, Rayment has a long criminal record with previous felony and misdemeanor arrests. He is described as being white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 235 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
And while Gonzalez wants justice for her brother’s death, she hasn’t convicted her alleged murderer.
“I can’t wish him bad, because my brother wouldn’t want me to do it,” she said.
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Anyone with information on Rayment’s whereabouts should call LAPD detectives at 818-374-1923 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.