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News Release
Monday, October 28, 2013
Media Relations
   
   
News Conference to Announce the Arrest of Two Suspects Wanted in the “Craig’s List” Murder Case NA13190SF

What:
News Conference

When:
Monday, October 28, 2013
3:00 p.m.

Where:
77th Area Community Police Station  (Community Room)
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles 90003

Who:
Deputy Chief Robert Green, Operations-South Bureau
Captain Thomas McMullen, Commanding Officer, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Captain Robert Arcos, Commanding Officer 77th Division
Captain Lillian Carranza, 77th Division Patrol Captain
Captain Paul Snell, Commanding Officer, Southwest Division
Lieutenant Jeffery Nolte, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Detective Chris Barling, 77th Division Homicide Coordinator from Criminal Gang Homicide

Why:
To provide the public with an update on the “Craig’s List” Murder Case. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 7:40 p.m., 41-year-old Rene Balbuena and his 15-year-old son responded to a "Craig's List" advertisement for a cellular phone.

The victims, Mr. Balbuena and his son drove to the area of 92nd Street and Gramercy Place when two suspects approached their vehicle and demanded money.  The father got out of the car and one of the suspects began shooting.  After the shooting, the suspects ran from the scene.   Mr. Balbuena was shot multiple times in the torso and pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.  His son sustained a non- life threatening gunshot wound and was treated and released.

During the news conference, the investigating detectives will give an overview of the events that led to the homicide and announce the identity of the suspects.

Visuals:
Pictures of the suspects will be on display at the news conference.

Contact:
For more information, please contact detectives at Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383.


     
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