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Friday, April 18, 2014

Media Relations

Man Found Shot to Death in the Cab of His Delivery Truck NR14156sm

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Criminal Gang Homicide Division detectives are investigating the shooting death of 36-year-old Pedro Antonio Rodriguez.

Today, around 7:30 a.m., uniformed officers assigned to 77th Patrol Division responded to the 4700 block of South Flower Street and discovered a male bleeding inside the cab of a delivery truck.  The person reporting the incident was moving his vehicle from the driveway when he noticed the delivery truck was parked askew at the curb and found the victim inside of the truck.

Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue personnel responded to the location and pronounced Mr. Rodriguez dead at the scene.

The Detectives investigation revealed that Rodriguez had been the victim of a robbery. The suspect(s) and the weapon are outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact LAPD Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detectives Eddie Amaral or Miguel Gutierrez at (213) 485-1383. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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