$25,000 Reward Offered in Attempt Murder Investigation NR24175dc

June 20, 2024

Los Angeles: Gang detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying persons of interest in a shooting that left a father of three paralyzed.

On April 6, 2024, around 8:45 p.m., the victim was helping his wife close their store, inside of a swap meet, located in the 700 block of South Alvarado Street. The victim noticed two females arguing in between his vehicle and a silver Toyota Camry that was double parked alongside his. The victim decided to move his vehicle, concerned that the fight would escalate, and for the safety of his three young children who were seated inside.

As the victim was walking to his vehicle, a suspect from inside of the silver Camry fired a single shot at the victim. The vehicle then fled the scene northbound Alvarado Street then eastbound on 7th Street. The victim, identified as 41-year-old Luis Hernandez, was struck and is currently paralyzed.

Detectives are seeking to identify and speak with the two persons of interest pictured below.

Person of Interest #1 is described as a 40-year-old male Hispanic, standing five feet 10 inches tall, and weighing approximately 180 pounds.

Person of Interest #2 is described as a 30-year-old female Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands five feet six inches and weighs approximately 140 pounds.

Detectives have obtained a $25,000 reward from the Los Angeles City Council for any information leading to the identity, arrest, and prosecution of the persons responsible.

Anyone with information is urged to call Officer Marroquin at 213-484-3670. During nonbusiness 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.