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News Release

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered for Hollywood Homicide

What:
News Conference

When:
August 1, 2008
10:00 a.m.

Where:
Hollywood Division
1358 N. Wilcox Avenue
Hollywood, CA  90028

Who:    
Captain Clayton Farrell, Hollywood Commanding Officer
Captain Beatrice Girmala, Hollywood Commanding Officer
Hollywood Homicide Detectives
Victim's Family Members

Why:
On April 25, 2008, at around 10:20 p.m., the victim, 21-year-old Oscar Antonio Escobar was walking in the area of Melrose Avenue and Hobart Street.   Mr. Escobar was walking home with food for his family when he was confronted by unknown suspects.  After a brief confrontation the suspects fatally shot Mr. Escobar.

Escobar was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Council President Eric Garcetti, 13th District, and the Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollywood Detective Rolando Rodriguez at 213-972-2901.  On weekends or during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFUL (529-3855).