$175,000 Reward Offered For Murder Suspects

April 14, 2004

News Conference

Thursday, April 15, 2004
9:00 a.m.

Parker Center
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles 90012

Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton; Detective Bureau,
Commanding Officer, Deputy Chief James McMurray; Operation South
Bureau, Commanding Officer, Deputy Chief Earl C. Paysinger;
Robbery-Homicide Detective Joseph O’Donnel; Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Assistant Director in Charge, Richard T. Garcia

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, AT Systems
West, Inc., Bank of America and the Office of Councilmember
Benard C. Parks will be conducting a news conference to announce
a reward offer of up to $175,000 leading to the arrest and
conviction of the persons responsible for the death of 61 year
old armored car guard Evelio Suarez.

On March 1, 2004, at about 10:50 a.m. at least eight male and
female suspects armed with assault type weapons shot and killed
Mr. Suarez. As Mr. Suarez unloaded money from the armored truck,
several suspects opened fire on him and he was struck multiple
times. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money in a
white van with an unknown type logo on the side. Mr. Suarez was
transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

AT Systems West, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $100,000.
Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of $25,000.
Bank of America is offering $25,000 and the Los Angeles City
Council has approved a $25,000 reward at the request of
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks. The reward is for any information
that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects
responsible for the death of Mr. Suarez.

Mr. Suarez was 61 years old and is survived by his wife, ten
children and sister. He was employed by ATS as an armored car
guard for the past eighteen years.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Robbery-Homicide
Division Detectives, at 213-485-0780 or Federal Bureau of
Investigation, at 310-477-6565. On weekends and during off-hours,
contact 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
Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.

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