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News Release

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Media Relations

One Brother Dies, While Other Brother is Injured NR11302rh

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who shot and killed 23-year-old Rene Torres Moreida in San Pedro.

On Sunday, July 3, 2011, at around 12:55 a.m., Moreida was standing on the sidewalk near 14th Street and Mesa Avenue with his brother.  Unknown suspect(s) approached both brothers on foot and shot the two several times striking them.  Moreida died at scene from his injuries.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel responded and transported the wounded brother to a local hospital.

There is no suspect description and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Boris Olivas or Andrew Alvarez at 310-726-7882 or 310-726-7862.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.