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News Release

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Media Relations

6th Addition to Most Wanted List Announced

Los Angeles: With the March 25, capture of the LAPD’s sixth Top-10 Most Wanted Gang Member, Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaragosa today announced the name of the next local gang member to be added to the list.

Gildardo Pena, 28 is a member of the Toonerville criminal street gang. An arrest warrant for murder was issued for Gildardo after he was implicated in the November 6, 2005, shooting death of 45-year-old Donald Nelson. The murder occurred at midnight in the 7000 block of Valmont in Tujunga. Nelson was killed for the gang’s belief that he was providing information to police about Toonerville gang members.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. He is Hispanic 5’11, 176 pounds and has back hair and brown eyes. Members of the community are encouraged to call their local police station or the LAPD’s toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).