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News Release

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Media Relations

Donation Drive and Community Outreach for Victim of Drive-By Shooting

WHAT:    
Donation Drive; LAPD Rampart Area Command Staff and Officers will present donations and provide outreach to the victim’s family.

** A Fund has been set by Farmers Credit Union to assist the family:  Juan Barajas Family Fund # 150 488 S1 JUA  

WHEN: 
       
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
6:00 p.m.

WHERE:    
414 South Witmer Street
Los Angeles, Calif

WHO:         
LAPD Captain Gina Sanders, Rampart Area
LAPD Captain Steven Ruiz, Rampart Area
Rampart Area Senior Lead Officers
        
WHY:        
On December 7, 2011, 41-year-old Juan Jose Barajas was gunned down and killed on the front porch of his residence in the 400 block of Witmer Street, in the Rampart Area of Los Angeles.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that Barajas was on the porch, in front of his apartment when suspects in a passing car suddenly opened fire.  Several shots were fired striking and killing Barajas. The suspects fled in a car that has been described as a gold colored sedan possibly Ford or Chevrolet. Barajas is not a gang member, and motive for this shooting is unknown.  

Barajas worked for Farmers Insurance and was the sole provider for his wife and four children.  Farmers Credit Union has set up an account to assist the family with this tragedy.  Any and all donations will be greatly and sincerely appreciated.  

Juan Barajas Family Fund # 150 488 S1 JUA  

CONTACT:  
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Senior Lead Officer Vic Guitirrez, Rampart Area, at 213-276-3814.