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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Rampart detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the murder of Bulmaro Guerrero Martinez.

On June 1, 2016, around 8:40 a.m., Bulmaro Guerrero Martinez, a 29 year old male Hispanic, was driving in the area of 201 S Alvarado when he collided with another vehicle. As Martinez exited the vehicle, the person in the other vehicle noticed Martinez was suffering from a gunshot wound. This person then called the paramedics. Martinez was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No witnesses have come forward concerning the incident. The investigation has led detectives to believe that the shooting occurred in the area of Temple Street and Alvarado Boulevard between 8:40-8:47 a.m. It is believed because of the time of the incident and the day of the week, someone had to have seen what happened and has knowledge that can help detectives in their investigation.

Martinez was a hard-working man, who at the time of his murder was working as an independent taxi driver. Martinez was working to send money to his children who currently live with their mother in Mexico and was very active in his church. He has three brothers who are desperately looking for answers and detectives have exhausted all leads with difficulties in obtaining information from residents in the area due to fear of retaliation.

The death of Martinez is a tragedy of the greatest proportion and cries out for justice. The Los Angeles Police Department is dedicated to the task of apprehending those responsible for murder. It is the opinions of this Department that a $50,000 reward offered by the City Council would serve to greatly enhance the probability of a swift and accurate identification and arrest in this case.

Anyone with information of this incident is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives S. Chung or R. Martinez at (213) 484-3642. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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