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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Deaf Community Still Mourning the Loss of a Basketball Coach Who Was Shot and Killed NR10333SF

Los Angeles:  Active and respected member of the deaf community shot and killed when returning home from a basketball game.

On January 26, 2010, Eddy Hernandez was walking in the 3700 block of South Main Street in Los Angeles.  At around 10:40 p.m., Mr. Hernandez was found lying in the street with a single gunshot wound.  Personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the location and pronounced him dead at the scene.  

Mr. Hernandez, a 30-year-old man from Los Angeles coached a basketball team for deaf students at Fairfax High School and was a student at a local college.  Because he was found in an area with high automobile and pedestrian traffic, Newton Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help to provide information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for his death.

Please click on the attached Crime Alert which may be distributed to your audience.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newton Area Homicide Detectives Louie Calzadillas David Torres at 323-846-6556 or 323-290-6063.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.



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