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Man Is Shot at TRW

Violence: Police arrest employee at Redondo Beach site.


A man was shot in the face by a TRW employee Thursday morning in a company parking lot in Redondo Beach, authorities said.

Angel Colon, 39, of Torrance was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly shooting Jose Solis, 46, of Hawthorne during an altercation. Colon is a programmer at the aerospace and defense firm.

Solis and Colon had had an ongoing argument over whether Colon was having a relationship with Solis' wife, who also works at TRW, officials said.

Colon was returning from a meeting at 10:20 a.m. when Solis surprised him in the parking lot, officials said. The men began to argue and Colon pulled out a "large caliber" handgun and fired one shot that hit Solis in the mouth, said Redondo Beach Det. Don Baird.

TRW security guards detained Colon in the lot on the northeast corner of the complex at 1 Space Park Drive until police arrived.

Solis was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Torrance.

"He sustained serious injuries, but he's expected to recover," Baird said.

Colon is being held at the Redondo Beach Police Department awaiting arraignment.

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