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News Release

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Julio Rodriguez, the suspect wanted for the brutal killing of Larry Duran, Jr.

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 1 p.m., 29-year-old Larry Duran, Jr. was working in the 16100 block of Nordhoff Street in North Hills when Julio Rodriguez walked into his place of employment and started arguing with him. During the argument, Rodriguez demanded that Duran get into his car where he drove him to a nearby alley. As soon as Rodriguez parked the car Duran jumped out and attempted to run away. The suspect then pulled out a hand gun and shot Duran multiple times before driving away from the alley. Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department arrived at the scene and pronounced Duran dead.

Witnesses say that Rodriguez had an ongoing dispute with Duran after discovering that his girlfriend was having an affair with the victim. Julio Rodriguez is described as a 31-year-old male Hispanic. He was last seen driving a gray 2010 Ford Focus.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect is asked to call Devonshire Area Homicide Detective Floyd Walton or Ruben Arellano at 818-832-0554. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.