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News Release Monday, March 10, 2014
Man was Shot and Killed in Echo Park Area NR14109wr
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who killed a 45-year-old man. The victim’s name is not being released pending next of kin notification.
On March 09, 2014, around 4:35 p.m., Officers responded to a radio call of an “ADW shooting” at the 900 block of North Academy Road. According to detectives the victim was involved in a dispute with the suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle where he died a short time later from his injuries.
The motive for the murder appears to be gang related.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Northeast Homicide Detectives Dicroce or Yamada at (323) 344-5744. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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 keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”