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News Release

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Media Relations

Detective's Need Public's Help in a Homicide


WHO: Los Angeles City Councilwomen Jan Perry, 9th Council District, Central Area Detective Command Staff and Victim Barrera's Family

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Central Area Community Police Station, 251 East 6th Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Saturday, February 21, 2004, at about 5:20 p.m., Miguel Bolans Barrera was standing near the MTA bus stop located at 621 South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles when an unknown assailant murdered him. The suspect left the scene and has not been identified.

Witness's state Miguel Bolans Barrera was seen arguing with another male of an unknown descent. The argument escalated and the suspect armed himself with a large knife, stabbing Barrera once in the upper torso.

Miguel Bolanos Barrera was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics, where he died from his injury.

Central Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Central Homicide Detectives 213-485-2671. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.