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News Release

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollenbeck Division detectives are investigating the death of 29-year-old Robert Alcazar Valencia.

On July 6, 2009, at about 7:40 a.m., LAPD Hollenbeck Division officers responded to a call at a residence in the 700 block of N. Soto Street where witnesses claimed to have seen a shooting.  Inside the residence, officers discovered the victim, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene, but Valencia failed to respond to resuscitative efforts and was pronounced dead.  

Anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Detective Negrete at 323-526-3679.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.