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News Release

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Media Relations

News Conference Announcing $50,000 Reward in Connection with Murder Investigation

What:
News Conference to Announce $50,000 Reward

When:
Monday, September 19, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Where:
56th Street and San Pedro Street
Los Angeles

Who:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry
Deputy Police Chief Cayler Carter, Commanding Officer, Central Bureau
Captain Joan McNamara, Commanding Officer, Newton Division
Lieutenant John Cooney, Officer-in-Charge, Newton Detectives
Newton Homicide Detective Frank Weber
Newton Homicide Detective Richard Arcinega

Why:
Newton Homicide Detectives are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for committing a brutal murder.

On Saturday, August 27th, 2005, at about 1:00 p.m., Eliseo Marciano Reyes, a 63-year-old Hispanic ice cream vendor, was shot while selling ice cream on the southwest corner of 56th Street and San Pedro Street. 

A man and a woman in a light blue or silver 4-door car, possibly a Ford Tempo, approached Mr. Reyes and demanded ice cream.  When he refused, the man pulled a gun and shot Mr. Reyes.  The two suspects returned to their car and drove away southbound on San Pedro Street.

Additional: 
A photograph of the victim will be made available to the Media. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Homicide Detective Frank Weber, at 323-846-5363, during normal business hours.  At night and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).