$50,000 Reward Offered NA14004rh

January 13, 2014

What: News Conference

When: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9 a.m.

WHERE: LAPD Rampart Community Police Station Front of Station 1401 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Who: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, District 1 LAPD Captain III Brian Pratt, Commanding Officer, Rampart Area LAPD Lieutenant Joe Losorelli, Commanding Officer, Rampart Detectives LAPD Detective III John Motto, Rampart Detectives LAPD Detective Reynaldo Martinez, Rampart Detectives

Why: To offer a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of 27-year-old Jesus Eduardo Vargas.

On July 1, 2013, around 7:20 p.m., Rampart Patrol officers responded to a radio call of a Shooting in the 2100 block of West Pico Boulevard in the Pico and Hoover area. The victim was chased inside the location by the suspect and both were involved in a fight. A second suspect shot and killed Vargas. Detectives have exhausted all known leads in the case and are currently seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

Contact: For further information, please contact Detectives Martinez or Lee at (213) 484-3639.