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News Release

Monday, April 12, 2004

Media Relations

Shooting Leaves One Dead


Los Angeles: On April 9, 2004, at about 10:00 p.m., patrol officers from 77th Street Division responded to a radio call of shots fired in the 400 block of East 79th Street in Los Angeles.

When the officers arrived they found 28 year-old Alberto Rodriguez Arroyo lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Martin Luther King Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The initial investigation revealed that the victim was walking when he was approached by an unknown suspect(s). The suspect(s) fired a single gunshot striking the victim. The suspect(s) left the scene.

The suspect(s) has not been identified and is still at large. The motive for this crime is still unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives, at 213-485-1383. 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 news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Rudy Villarreal, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.