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News Release

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Media Relations

Reward Offered for Murder Suspect


Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes

Press Conference Announcing the $25,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Juan Delgado’s Killer

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Rampart Community Police Station
2710 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On November 18, 2001, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Rampart Area officers responded to a shooting at the 1200 block of West Colton Avenue. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics arrived and observed 16 year-old, Juan Delgado dead in front of his residence.

The investigation revealed that the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Witnesses heard gunshots and observed a white Toyota Forerunner fleeing from the scene. The suspects were described as males. LAPD Rampart Area Homicide Detectives have not determined a motive.

Photos of victim Juan Delgado, as well as Delgado family members and a spokesperson for the family, will be available at the press conference.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $25,000.00 reward for anyone who has information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Juan Delgado.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact the Rampart Area Homicide Unit at 213-207-2051. On weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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