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News Release

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who killed 29-year-old Rene Miranda.

On May 8, 2012, around 12:45 a.m., Olympic Area officers responded to radio call of gunshots heard in the area of 20th Street and Normandie Avenue.  When officers arrived they found Miranda lying in the street with gunshot wounds to his torso.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Miranda to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

There is no suspect description and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives Matt Gares and Herman Frettlohr at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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