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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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$75,000 Reward Being Offered Two Brothers Killed and a Relative Injured NR10541kr

Los Angeles:   The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the suspects responsible for gunning down two brothers and a relative.
                                                                                                 
On September 25, 2010, just before 1 a.m., 24-year-old Jose Martinez, his brother, 20-year-old  Samuel Martinez and their 19-year-old relative, Marvin Gonzalez, were approached by two suspected gang members as they walked in the 2900 block of Division Street, in the Glassell Park community of Los Angeles.  The suspects asked the three young men about their gang affiliation and before they could answer the suspects fired several gunshots, killing both Jose and Samuel Martinez and seriously wounding Marvin Gonzalez.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $75,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these vicious crimes.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Northeast Homicide Detectives L. Lenchuk or H. DiCroce at 213-847-4261. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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