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LAPD officers stand over the body of Miles Rose after he was found shot to death in Tarzana on May 5.


Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man found dead near a crashed, stolen car earlier this month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Joseph Perez-Coronel, 22, and Cindy Catalan, 25, were arrested in a San Fernando motel Monday morning, just days after the shooting of 26-year-old Miles Rose, police said. 

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Rose was discovered lying in the parking lot of Parc Tarzana Condominiums in the 18600 block of Hatteras Street in Tarzana on May 5. Police allege the killing was part of a drug robbery.


“The persons involved all knew each other, and drug use was at the root,” said Capt. Paul Vernon, the commanding officer of the West Valley Patrol Division.

Police did not say if Rose was driving the stolen vehicle.

Perez-Coronel and Catalan have been jailed on suspicion of murder and their bail has been set at $2 million each.

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