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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Los Angeles:  Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division are hoping for public assistance for their investigation of a man who was shot to death.

On April 19, 2014, around 12:20 a.m., 25-year-old Ramon Gerardo Vera was in a parking lot at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of East Olympic Boulevard when someone shot him multiple times with a 12-gauge shotgun.  Vera was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Detectives believe the motive for the shooting is gang related.

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicides Detectives Eagleson or Chavez at (323) 342-8957.  During business hours, calls may also be directed to the Hollenbeck Watch Commander’s Office at (323) 342-4100.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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