newsroom 2002 archives november 2002
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
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

 

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
Friday, November 22, 2002
Media Relations
   
   
Gang Member Arrested for Murder

 

 

Los Angeles: On November 22, 2002, at approximately 9:30 a.m., West Valley Area Detectives arrested the suspect involved in the September 14th shooting death of a 15 year-old Canoga Park boy. Following the early morning service of search warrants at several locations in the West San Fernando Valley, homicide detectives took 20 year-old Pablo Adolfo Garcia, a gang member, into custody at his Canoga Park home.

Garcia shot and killed Rene Torres, a member of a rival gang, at a party in the 7500 block of Irondale Avenue in Canoga Park. Garcia entered the back yard of the home where a party was being held and approached several teenage partygoers, asking them if they were from a gang. When he approached Torres, who was sitting at a table, Torres rose to his feet and responded by proudly naming his gang. Garcia then shot him in the chest several times with a large caliber revolver, then fled on foot. Witnesses to the incident provided the police with clues to Garcia’s identity and he was later identified as the killer.

Garcia is being held on $1,000.000.00 bail at the Van Nuys Jail. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office next week.

For further information, contact West Valley Homicide Unit at 818-756-8546.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.



     
 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