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News Release

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Media Relations

Homicide Detectives Investigate Murder/Suicide

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, January 24, 2003, at approximately 1:25 p.m., LAPD Hollywood Area officers responded to a shooting call in the 1200 block of North Beachwood Drive.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a male and female Hispanic dead from gunshot wounds. The common-law marriage couple, 29 year-old Fidencio Rodriguez and 32 year-old Maribel Alvarez, were involved in a domestic dispute that erupted into deadly violence. Investigators determined that Rodriguez shot Alvarez and then shot himself.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6410. On weekends and off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at
1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3588.

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