Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Two Brothers Shot, One Dies From His Injuries
Los Angeles - - On Monday, January 13, 2003, at approximately 7:25 p.m., victim Ricardo Baeza, a 23 year old Hispanic, and his brother Fernando Baeza a 22 year old Hispanic were leaving a residence located in the 15000 block of Roxford Street. As they were about to enter a vehicle that was parked in the driveway, two male Hispanic suspects between 17-20 years of age approached the brothers and began to shoot them. Both victims sustained numerous gun shot wounds and were transported to local hospitals. Victim Ricardo Baeza succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. However, victim Fernando Baeza is said to be in stable condition.
The suspects were said to be wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. There is no further description on the suspects. The motive to the crime is currently being investigated.
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking assistance from the community, asking witnesses with any information to please contact Foothill Homicide Detectives King or Jones at 818-834-3115 or at 818-756-8861. On weekends and 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 Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.