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News Release

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Media Relations

$50K Reward Offered in Connection with Killing

Los Angeles: At a press conference earlier today, Los Angeles Police Department detectives announced that they’re seeking the public’s help in locating the person responsible for the cold-blooded murder of 22-year-old Julio Sesar Lizano.

On October 14, 2007, at about 8:30 p.m., officers from the LAPD’s Northeast Community Police Station were summoned to the Silverlake intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street. At the scene, they discovered Lizano. He had apparently been approached by an unknown Hispanic male who shot him several times in what detectives believe was a gang-related murder. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics attempted to provide medical assistance to the victim but were unable to save him. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Lizano was pronounced dead.

Detectives and family members of the deceased hope that a $50,000 reward offered through District 13 Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti’s Office will be an added incentive for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to call Detectives H. DiCroce or S. Yamada at 213-847-4261. After hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 1-877- LAWFULL (529-3855).

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