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News Release

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Double Homicide

"Detectives Investigate Double Homicide"

 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at approximately 1:55 a.m., 33 year-old Rogelio Quintana, and another unidentified male Hispanic were shot to death while parked in the alley in the 400 block of 22nd Street in San Pedro. According to witnesses, unknown suspects approached the victims and fired numerous rounds from an unknown handgun, striking both victims.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at approximately 1:55 a.m., 33 year-old Rogelio Quintana, and another unidentified male Hispanic were shot to death while parked in the alley in the 400 block of 22 Street in San Pedro. According to witnesses, unknown suspects approached the victims and fired numerous rounds from an unknown handgun, striking both victims.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Rogelio Quintana dead at the scene. The unidentified male Hispanic was transported to UCLA Harbor Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

The motive for the killings appears to be Robbery. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with further information is requested to contact Detectives J. Vanderhorck and M. Santillan at Harbor Area Homicide Unit at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number to the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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