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News Release

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Los Angeles:The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Foothill Area Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for the shooting death of 28-year-old Roberto Rodriguez a resident of Pacoima.

On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at around 4 p.m., officers working Foothill patrol responded to a radio call in the 13000 block of Goleta Street.  When officers arrived they were advised by citizens that a man had been shot multiple times and had been transported to the hospital by friends.  

Rodriguez died at the hospital as a result of his wounds.  

Detectives interviewed witnesses at the scene and were told that the victim was with a group of friends when several youths approached on bicycles.  The suspect a 15 to 20-year-old male Hispanic, engaged in an argument with the victim then for unknown reasons the suspect produced a gun and shot the victim several times and fled the location.  The incident is believed to be gang related.

The suspect and weapon are still outstanding.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Foothill Homicide Detectives Santana or Hamilton at 818-834-3115.  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.