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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Convenience Store Clerk Shot and Killed NR13541bb

December 24, 2013

Photos and a clothing description of the Murder suspects are attached at the bottom of the page

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information in the shooting death of 38-year-old Gonzalo Perez.

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 around 10:25 p.m., Northeast Patrol officers responded to an “Ambulance Shooting” call at a convenience store located in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street, in the Highland Park Community of Los Angeles.  When the officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.  Despite life-saving efforts, the victim died as a result of his injuries a short time later.

The victim was working in the convenience store as suspects entered the location posing as customers.  The victim walked to the register to assist the suspects.  Suspect-1 jumped over the counter and produced a handgun demanding money from the cash register.  The victim walked away in an attempt to flee.  Suspect-1 then fired one round striking the victim.  The suspects fled the location.

Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 are both described as male Blacks, between the ages of 25-30-years-old.  There was no vehicle seen.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detectives Zesati and Aguilar at (323) 344-5744.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.