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News Release

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Media Relations

$75,000 Reward Offered for a Killer’s Arrest NA15168jr

A press conference detailing the reward offered for the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed Jose Andres Escobar.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
11 a.m.

LAPD 77th Area Community Station
Community Room
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson
LAPD Captain Peter Whittingham, Criminal Gang Homicide Division
LAPD Detective Christopher Barling, 77th Homicide Coordinator
Family members of Victim Jose Andres Escobar

On January 10, 2015, around 7 a.m., Victim Jose Andres Escobar and a friend were in the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and 59th Street collecting aluminum cans. Escobar and his friend walked eastbound on 59th Street and were near the center median of Crenshaw Boulevard when an unknown male suspect confronted them and shouted "Where you from?" The suspect produced a handgun and fired multiple times. Escobar was stuck by the gunfire and collapsed mid-block. He was transported to a local hospital and died from his injuries.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call 77th Division Criminal Gang/Homicide Detectives at (323) 786-5113. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detectives Dominick Iasparro or Connie Zych at (323) 786-5113. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).