$25,000.00 Reward Offered for Innocent Victim of Gang Violence

December 20, 2002

What: Press Conference

When: Monday, December 23, 2002, at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Hollenbeck Community Police Station, 2111 East 1st Street Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of Manuel Edgardo Palacios, a male Hispanic, 41 years of age. On November 24, 2002, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the victim and his wife were returning home from grocery shopping. As the victim prepared to enter his residence, which is located in the 1300 block of Dacotah Street, numerous gunshots were heard and believed to have originated from the vicinity of the Lou Costello Jr. Recreation Center. The Center is located approximately 100 yards from the victim’s residence. One of the stray rounds struck the victim in the chest area.

Councilman Nick Pacheco will be attending the press conference to announce a $25,000.00 reward seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect(s) responsible for this crime.

The family members of the victim will be attending the press conference.

Anyone with information should contact the Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives at 323-526-3002. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.