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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Media Relations

Councilmember Wesson Offers Reward in Connection with South L.A. Murder NA10152ah

What:
News conference to announce a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for gunning down a man on the street in South Los Angeles.

When:
June 24, 2010
8:30 a.m.                               

Where:
4128 W. 29th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90018
    
Who:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Herb Wesson, Council District No. 10
LAPD Captain Art Miller, Southwest Division Commanding Officer
LAPD Lieutenant Thomas McMullen, Operations South Bureau
Pablo Cesar Garcia Saenz, Guatemalan General Consul
Victim’s family members
    
Why:
Fifty-one-year-old Mario De Leon was fatally shot near 29th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard on March 23, 2010.  Detectives say he was walking with his wife when a suspect pointed a handgun meant for another man walking behind the couple and fired multiple shots.  The shots missed the intended target and struck De Leon.  The gunman remains at large.  A reward is being offered to help track down the suspect.

Photos of the victim and a sketch of the suspect will be on display.

If you have questions regarding this news conference, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.