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News Release

Friday, March 4, 2005

Media Relations

Store Owner Shot and Killed

 

Los Angeles : 77th Street Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of David Avila Rodriguez, 33 years old, a resident of Los Angeles.

On February 24, 2005, at about 7:15 p.m., Rodriguez was working behind the counter of his business, the One Dollar Store, which is located at 6001 South Vermont Avenue. Unknown suspects entered and demanded money at gunpoint. During the confrontation, one of the suspects shot Rodriguez in the back.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics took Rodriguez to California Hospital. On March 3, 2005, Rodriguez died at the hospital.

The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

Persons with information regarding this matter may contact 77th Street Homicide Division at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

Questions regarding this news release should be referred to LAPD's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.