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Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Man thought to be suffering from a Drug Overdose had been Shot and Killed NR12322kr

Los Angeles:   After responding to a call for service on a possible drug overdose victim, Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics discovered a victim of a shooting instead.

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, around 11:30 a.m., 18-year-old Jose Diego was discovered in the 2600 block of North Main Street suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.  Paramedics responded and pronounced Diego dead at scene.

Detectives have few leads in this case and are asking for the public’s help with information about the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Victor Marin or Officer Ronald Chavarria at 323-342-8961 or 323-342-8957.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.