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News Release

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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Murder Suspect Identified and Sought by Police

Los Angeles:  Hollywood Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of 22-year-old Richard Wright.

On September 3, 2005, at about 3:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of North Spaulding Avenue, to investigate a radio call of a shooting.  When the officers arrived, they saw Richard Wright, a male Black, lying on the floor, with a gunshot wound.  Wright was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The investigation revealed that Wright and his girlfriend were in the residence with a friend and the suspect, Marlon Edgardo Siguenza.  For an undetermined, reason Siguenza armed himself with a handgun and shot Wright.

Marlon Edgardo Siguenza, is a 21 year-old male Hispanic.  He drove away in a silver 1996 Acura 2.5 TL, California License 4THS012, which has been recovered.  Siguenza is considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of Siguenza is available for the media upon request.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-972-2910 or 213-972-2976.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).