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News Release

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Media Relations

Rewards Totaling $50K Offered to Help Solve a Homicide Case

WHAT:
News conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9 a.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Department
Harbor Division
2175 John S. Gibson Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731

WHO:
Councilmember Janice Hahn, District 15
Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese, Commanding Officer Operations South Bureau
Captain William Hayes, Commanding Officer Harbor Area
Lieutenant David McGill, Commanding Officer Harbor Detective Division
Harbor Homicide Detective David Alvarez

WHY:
To encourage members of the community who may have information about the murder to come forward and to give detectives a chance to provide more details.  A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this homicide case:

•    July 6, 2008, at around 8:40 p.m.  – Victim Antonio Ortega Jr. was murdered as he was sitting in the front seat of his vehicle parked in front of the 1400 block of North Watson Avenue in Wilmington.  An unknown suspect walked up and fired a handgun multiple times striking the victim.  Mr. Ortega exited his vehicle and collapsed on the sidewalk.

In the above case, the detectives have few leads and are asking for the public’s help to solve this crime.

CONTACT:
For more information, call the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.