2 Plead Innocent in Pacoima Man’s Killing
Two men were charged Wednesday with the killing of a Pacoima man who was shot as he emerged from his house, authorities said.
Charged with murder in the July 10 slaying of Anthony Silva, 29, were Daniel Trujillo, 26, and Nisim Silivry, 21, both of the Pacoima area, authorities said. Both men pleaded innocent to the charges during an arraignment at San Fernando Municipal Court and were being held without bail at the County Jail.
Silva was gunned down in front of his home in the 10200 block of Kewen Avenue on July 10. Witnesses told police that two men got out of a nearby vehicle, walked to Silva’s home and shot him as he came outside. They then stood over the victim and fired several more shots at him.
Two days after the slaying, Trujillo was arrested by narcotics detectives in the North Hollywood area and 130 pounds of cocaine and $200,000 in cash were seized. He was jailed and was still in custody Wednesday when charged with the slaying. Silvery was arrested Monday night in Pacoima.
Authorities released few details about the investigation. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Myron Jenkins said drugs were not believed to be a motive in the killing. Rather, he said, a personal dispute between Silva and the family of one of the suspects motivated the attack as retribution. Jenkins declined to say what the dispute was about or which of the suspects’ family was involved.
A third man, believed to have been the driver of the vehicle used during the killing, was still being sought by authorities.