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Monday, March 18, 2013

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24-Year-Old Man Shot at in His Vehicle NR13087am

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollenbeck Area Homicide detectives need the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of John Anthony Neves.

On Sunday, March 17, 2013, around 8:23 p.m., Hollenbeck Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 400 block of South Avenue 19.  When the officers arrived at the location, they were directed to Neves, who was lying on the ground to the rear of his residence.

Detective’s investigation revealed that Neves was sitting inside his vehicle when an armed suspect(s) approached on foot and fired multiple shots at Neves.  Neves, was struck by the gunfire as he fled from his vehicle.  The suspect(s) fled the location.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Neves dead.  The incident is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Garcia or Alfaro at 323-342-8996 or 8956.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.