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News Release

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Media Relations

LAPD Detectives Offer $25,000 Reward

 

What:
Press Conference

When:
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
9:30 a.m.

Where:
Intersection of 8th Street and Dacotah Street

Who:
Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa, Central Traffic Division, and family members of the victim.

Why:
A $25,000 Reward is being offered for the identification and conviction of person(s) responsible for the death of Mr. Julio Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, a 24 year-old man died on March 8, 2005 after being struck by a hit and run driver in Boyle Heights.

On February 6, 2005 at about 2:07 a.m., a traffic collision occurred at the intersection of 8th Street and Dacotah Street. Mr. Rodriguez was riding his bicycle southbound on Dacotah Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on 8th Street. The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene.

The impact of the collision caused Mr. Rodriguez to fall and sustain an injury to his head. He was transported to a local hospital and died two days later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-972-1825. 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).



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