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News Release

Monday, December 14, 2015

Media Relations

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WHAT:
A News Conference to announce a $50,000 reward offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the murder of 15-year old Willy Barrios.

WHEN:
Monday, December 14, 2015
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Foothill Area Community Police Station
12760 Osborne Street
Pacoima, CA 91331

WHO:
LAPD Captain Ernest Eskridge, Foothill Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Detective Michael Berretta, Foothill Area Homicide
LAPD Officer Gabriel Bucknell, Foothill Area Homicide
Family members of Willy Barrios

WHY:
On Monday, October 26, 2015, at around 2:20 a.m. officers saw William lying on the sidewalk. He was found on Van Nuys Boulevard near Norris Avenue. William was shot on the head and was pronounced dead by the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the perpetrators involved in this murder.

VISUALS:
Photos of Willy Barrios

CONTACT:
Anyone with information is asked to call Foothill Area Homicide, Detective Michael Berretta 32342@lapd.lacity.org or Officer Gabriel Bucknell 35961@lapd.lacity.org at (818) 834-3110. Call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247) during off-hours and on weekends.

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