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News Release

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Media Relations

17 Year Old Gang Member Arrested for Murder

 

Los Angeles: On February 6, 2003, at 12:30 p.m., Foothill Area Homicide Detectives arrested a 17 year-old suspect for the February 3rd gang-related murder of 17 year-old James Quinteros Caldera. Caldera died from a gunshot wound to the head that was sustained during a gang-related shooting in Pacoima. Caldera’s friends transported Caldera to Holy Cross Medical Center after the shooting but Caldera was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Homicide Detectives, following up on a lead, identified the suspect and working with officers from the Foothill Area Gang Detail, quickly located the suspect in the 12300 block of Osborne Place. The suspect was arrested in the vehicle described as being used in the shooting.

The 17 year-old suspect was booked for Murder and is being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Foothill Area Homicide Unit at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.