LAPD SubHeaders 11
home breadcrumb arrow newsroom
 
NEWS CONFERENCES
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
RELATED LINKS
 
OP EDS
 
CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Gang Member Suspects Arrested in Connection with Shooting of 6-Year-Old Boy

(UPDATE)

Los Angeles: Two men have been arrested in reference to an incident on March 4 in which a 6-year-old child was shot in the head: Ernesto Murillo, age 25, and Ismael Torres, age 26. The child was a passenger in an SUV that was moving through a Harbor Gateway neighborhood at Halldale Avenue and 227th Street when the shooting occurred, at approximately 12:30 p.m.

As the vehicle proceeded west on 227th Street, the suspects, standing in a yard, flashed gang signs at the victims as they drove by. After the victims passed the suspects’ location, the suspects fired several shots at their vehicle. One of the rounds passed through the vehicle’s back window and struck the 6-year-old in the head.

The vehicle had six passengers, three adults and three male children, including the child who was struck and the victim’s expectant mother. Help was summoned, and the critically wounded child was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

An immediate search of the area was conducted, but the suspects couldn’t be located. Later, with the assistance of police personnel from the Operations South Bureau Criminal Homicide Group, the immediate neighborhood was canvassed for evidence and witnesses. Due to cooperation from the community, both suspects were identified.

Working through the night, Harbor Area detectives obtained search and arrest warrants for the suspects, resulting in two warrants. SWAT and C Platoon of the Metropolitan Division served the search warrants around 5:30 a.m. this morning and were able to take both suspects into custody. Both suspects will be booked for attempted murder.

Photos of the suspects are being withheld because the investigation is still in progress. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Rodriguez at 310-522-2036 or Harbor Area detectives 310-513-7133.


     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation