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News Release

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Media Relations

Man Shot to Death in Lincoln Heights Area at a Party NR12219cj

Los Angeles:  LAPD Hollenbeck Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect responsible for killing a 22-year-old man in the Lincoln Heights area.

On May 13, 2012, around 1:30 a.m., Hollenbeck officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of Moulton Avenue. When they arrived, Officers found an African American male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.  Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives believe that the victim got into a verbal dispute at a party with a small group.  During the dispute one of the men shot the victim and left the scene.  The suspect and the weapon are outstanding. The motive for the murder remains unknown at this time.

The identification of the victim is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Marin or 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 (1-877-527-3247).  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.