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News Release

Monday, April 21, 2003

Media Relations

Man Shot Dead While Painting House

"Man Shot Dead While Painting House"


Los Angeles: On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 12:50 p.m., Los Angeles resident Jose Candido Torres, a 33 year-old male Hispanic, was killed as he was painting the front door to his home located in the 200 block of East 47th Place.

Torres was painting his door when an acquaintance, identified as 29 year-old Los Angeles resident Jimmar Salgado, shot him several times in the torso with a handgun. After shooting Torres, Salgado left the location and was later arrested by Newton Area Homicide Detectives.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact Newton Area Detectives at 323-846-5363. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24 hour-toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.