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News Release

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Media Relations

Newspaper Deliveryman Shot and Killed

 

Los Angeles: This morning, a Los Angeles Times Newspaper deliveryman was found shot to death in front of 108 E. 95th Street in Los Angeles.

At approximately 0545 hours, Alejo Amador Ortiz, was delivering Los Angeles Times newspapers in the area of 95th and Main Streets in the City of Los Angeles, when unknown suspect(s) shot Ortiz and left the area.

Mr. Ortiz, a Los Angeles resident is described as a 56 year old, male Hispanic.

Mr. Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.

The motive appears to be robbery.

There is no suspect or weapon description at this time.

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in solving this crime. Anyone with any information is asked to call Southeast Homicide Detectives at 213-972-7816. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).