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Monday, March 22, 2010

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Man Shot, Killed in Barbershop NR10137ah

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Rampart detectives are searching for a shooter who walked into a Los Angeles barbershop yesterday and killed a man who was getting his haircut.

The incident happened at 6:38 p.m. when a Latino man wearing a blue hoodie walked into the Alberto Barber Shop located at 730 South Alvarado Street, removed a handgun from his waistband and opened fire on 35-year-old Domingo Reyes.

Reyes was shot in the head and the chest.  Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Investigators described the suspect only as a male Hispanic.  The motive of the shooting appears to be gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is urged to call Rampart Homicide Detectives at 213-484-3638.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1 -877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.