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Friday, November 2, 2012

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Los Angeles: LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information on the murder of 42-year-old Erik Poltorak.

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, around 11:20 a.m., Wilshire Area patrol officers responded to a murder investigation at a residence in the 300 block of North Laurel Avenue.  When the officers arrived they were directed to Poltorak by his co-worker who had come to the residence and discovered Poltorak dead on the front porch.  Poltorak had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue personnel responded and pronounced Poltorak dead.

Detective’s investigation revealed that several neighbors heard what sounded like gunshots early in the morning, around 2 or 2:30 a.m., but police were not called at that time.  There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives 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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