newsroom 2008 archives september 2008
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Officers Quick Response Results in Capture of Two Murder Suspects

Los Angeles:  A 16-year-old was gunned down amid gang shooting yesterday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles.

On September 3, 2008, at around 4:15 p.m., Miguel Angel Guzman was walking on the sidewalk near 5th Street and Bonnie Brae Avenue, when a tan Saturn with three occupants inside pulled up.  An unidentified man seated in the front passenger seat, asked Guzman what his gang affiliation was.  After Guzman revealed his gang name, the man got out of the vehicle armed with a handgun and fatally shot him in the chest.  The gunman returned to the Saturn and drove off.

Guzman was taken to University of Southern California Medical Center where he died a short time later.

As the shooting call was broadcasted, Rampart patrol officers quickly saturated the area and spotted the suspects' Saturn in the 400 block of Witmer Street.  Officers detained Norma Cortez, 43, and a juvenile who stood near the car.  A third suspect ran away and remains at large.

Cortez and the juvenile were arrested and will be charged with murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives John Motto or Michael Arteaga at 213-484-3650.  On weekends or after hours, call the toll free 24-hour anonymous number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

 

 

 



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation