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Monday, June 12, 2006

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Man Shot in Front of Liquor Store

Los Angeles: Police are asking for the public's help in capturing a gunman who shot and killed a man Saturday night in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

On June 10, 2006, shortly before midnight, Marcos Vasquez, 28, was standing outside a liquor store in the 5100 block of West Pico Boulevard, when he became involved in an altercation with another man. The suspect shot Vasquez several times, then ran to a waiting car in a nearby parking lot, and fled in an unknown direction. Vasquez also ran from the location, south on Meadowbrook Boulevard, before collapsing. He later died at a local hospital.

Authorities describe the suspect as a male Black, 5'6"-5'9" tall, 140-160 pounds, wearing a red shirt and dark pants. The vehicle was a dark 4-door sedan, unknown license plate. The weapon and suspect are still outstanding.

Police are requesting the public's assistance in solving this murder. Witnesses and/or persons with information are asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detective Telis or Parshall, at 213-473-0551, during normal business hours. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-529-3855).

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