"Never forgotten": Heroic Samaritan killed while trying to stop a kidnapping

Los Angeles, California - A 42-year-old hero lost his life when he tried to save a young woman from being kidnapped by her aggressive ex-boyfriend.

Shane Winfield Rayment (37) shot a man who tried to stop him for kidnapping his ex.
Shane Winfield Rayment (37) shot a man who tried to stop him for kidnapping his ex.  © LAPD

Violent offender Shane Winfield Rayment went to his former girlfriend's North Hollywood apartment on June 6 and a heated argument broke out, a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office detailed.

Rayment then allegedly attempted to abduct his ex, according to CBS Los Angeles.

That's when 42-year-old Roberto Fletes-Conejo, a family friend of the woman, became aware of the situation and stepped in.

He "attempted to intervene and was fatally shot by the suspect," the Los Angeles Police Department said.

After the deadly gunfire, Rayment forced his ex-girlfriend into a pickup truck and sped away. She has since been identified by police as 31-year-old Jenny Marie Downes.

Fletes-Conejo was quickly taken to a local hospital, but didn't survive.

Two days after the brutal incident, Rayment was pulled over and arrested by police in Hemet. Jenny Downes was also in the car.

She was injured but alive.

Roberto Fletes-Conejo is being remembered as a hero

Roberto Fletes-Conejo died a hero.
Roberto Fletes-Conejo died a hero.  © Screenshot/gofundme/Roberto Fletes Conejo (Clumzy) Memorial

Rayment now faces multiple felony counts of murder, kidnapping, criminal threats, injuring his girlfriend, first-degree residential burglary, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

In a new development, there are also up to four other suspects in the case, one male and three females. They were all allegedly with Rayment during the time of the kidnapping.

"It's especially tragic when a good Samaritan becomes a victim," District Attorney George Gascón said. "I send my heartfelt condolences to his family. Mr. Fletes will always be remembered for his heroic actions on behalf of another."

Fletes-Conejo' family has since created a GoFundMe page. Their beloved "Clumzy" is remembered as a "big teddy bear that would lend a helping hand if you needed it."

Cover photo: LAPD

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