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Monday, November 23, 2015

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Man Found Murdered in Highland Park NR15902aj

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division detectives are seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 35-year-old Pete Cordero.

On November 22, 2015, around 2:10 a.m., Northeast patrol officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call in the 5000 block of Raphael Street. When officers arrived, they found a male Hispanic behind the wheel of a white Toyota Tundra, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The motive of this incident appears to be gang related. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detective Burcher or Officer Watterson at (323) 344-5731. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips




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