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February 25, 2014

What: News Conference When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9 a.m.

Where: LAPD Rampart Community Police Station Conference room 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 Ray Martinez, Rampart Detectives LAPD Detective George Lee, 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 40-year-old Atilio Benavides-Amaya.

On November 6, 2013, around 8:15 p.m., Rampart Patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the area of 14th Street and Union Avenue. The victim was walking when the suspect(s) approached on foot and shot him several times at close range. Detectives have exhausted all known leads in the case and currently seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

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