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News Release

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offer for Murder Victim

What:
News conference to announce a reward offer for information leading to the arrest and the conviction of a 26-year-old Highland Park man.

When:
November 24, 2008
11:00 a.m.

Where:
Northeast Community Police Station (Community Relations Office)
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA  90065

Who:
Councilman Ed Reyes, District 1  
Captain Lance Smith, Commanding Officer, Northeast Patrol
Northeast Homicide Detectives
Sister of the victim

Why:
Councilmember Reye’s office will issue a reward offering up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who murdered Freddy Carranza.

On March 11, 2008, Carranza was slain during a drive-by shooting.  A gunman inside of a vehicle opened fired on him while he was standing in a second floor hallway of an apartment building in the 200 block of North Avenue 53.  The victim was not a gang member.

There were several people who witnessed the shooting that are reluctant to come forward to speak with detectives.  The LAPD is asking for the public’s help in finding those witnesses, as well as any person who may have information about the shooting incident.
                   
A photo of the victim will be on display.

If you have any questions regarding this news conference, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

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