$50,000 Reward Offered in Connection with Silverlake Homicide

July 31, 2008

News Conference to announce offer of a $50,000 reward offered through District 13 Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti’s Office for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for murdering 22-year-old Julio Sesar Lizano.

August 1, 2008
2 p.m.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Northeast Division
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Captain William Murphy, Northeast Division Commanding Officer
Northeast Division Homicide Detectives
Victim’s Family Members

On October 14, 2007, at about 8:30 p.m., officers from the LAPD’s Northeast Community Police Station were summoned to the Silverlake intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street. At the scene, they discovered Lizano. He had apparently been approached by an unknown Hispanic male who shot him several times in what detectives believe was a gang-related murder. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics attempted to provide medical assistance to the victim but were unable to save him. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Lizano was pronounced dead.

Detectives and family members of the deceased hope that a $50,000 reward will be an added incentive for anyone with information to come forward.

For more information, contact the LAPD Media Relations Section- 213-485-3586.