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News Release

Friday, April 5, 2002

Media Relations

Gang Member Identified in Security Guard Murder

"Gang Member Identified in Security Guard Murder"

 

What:
Los Angeles Police Department, 77th Street Homicide Detectives along with City Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas, and the victims' family will hold a Press Conference to release the photograph and the identity of a local gang member wanted for murder and attempt murder. The rifle used in the murder will also be on display.

When:
Monday April 8, 2002, 2002
10:00 am.

Where:
77th Street Community Police Station, 7600 South Broadway, Los Angeles (Conference Room)

Los Angeles:. On Tuesday, January 22, 2002, victim Luis Gamez, and his brother, victim Oscar Gamez were employed as unarmed security guards at the "Plaza Vermont" apartments located at 960 W. 62nd Place. Both victims were standing near the front entrance to the building when suspect Robert Anthony Bradley approached them and shot them numerous times with a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle. Luis Gamez was shot several times and fatally wounded. Oscar Gamez was treated at a local hospital for his multiple gunshot wounds. A witness at the scene disarmed suspect Robert Anthony Bradley of his weapon. Bradley fled from the scene to an unknown location, leaving his weapon at the scene.

Prior to the shooting, one of the victims stopped and questioned suspect Robert Anthony Bradley regarding some graffiti that he (Bradley) had spray-painted within the apartment complex. Suspect Robert Anthony Bradley is an active local gang member known on the streets as "Smokey." Bradley is responsible for the murder of Luis Gamez and the attempted murder of Oscar Gamez and should be considered armed and dangerous. A felony warrant has been issued for Bradley’s arrest.

Persons with information regarding the whereabouts of Robert Anthony Bradley or this homicide investigation should contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives G. Diaz or W. Fallon at 213-485-1383 for further information, or after hours 213-485-2504. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877- LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press advisory was prepared by Officer Alex Baez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.