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News Release

Friday, February 1, 2019

Media Relations

Two $50,000 Rewards

WHAT:
News Conference to announce two separate $50,000 rewards offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the murders of Pedro Hernandez and Gregory Baltazar.

WHEN:
Monday, February 04, 2019
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Mission Community Police Station
11121 Sepulveda Blvd,
Mission Hills, CA 91345

WHO:
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, Council District 7
Captain III Natalie Cortez, Commanding Officer Mission Area
Captain I Peter Casey, Mission Area
Lieutenant Michel Kozak, Commanding Officer Valley Bureau Homicide
Detective Richard Moakley, Valley Bureau Homicide
Detective Eloy Navarro, Valley Bureau Homicide

WHY:
On Sunday, September 02, 2018, around 1:00 a.m., Pedro Hernandez was attending a house party at the 14500 block of Tyler Street in Sylmar. A fight broke out and Hernandez attempted to intervene. Hernandez was shot, and died a short time later at a nearby hospital.


In a separate and unrelated case:

On January 11, 2018 around 9:00 p.m., Gregory Baltazar was at his home at the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue in Sylmar. Gregory answered a knock on the door and was almost immediately shot. The suspects fled, and Baltazar died at the scene.


***Photographs of Pedro Hernandez and Gregory Baltazar will be available***

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives Richard Moakley and Eloy Navarro at 818-374-9550.


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