July 2, 2008
48th Street at Wall Street
Councilmember Jan Perry
LAPD Newton Community Police Station Command Staff
LAPD Newton Detectives
Victim’s Family Members
On April 27, 2008, at about 10:45 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call at 48th Street and Wall Street. When the officers arrived at the location they found three female victims suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Officers were directed to a car parked at the curb a short distance away. There they discovered two additional gunshot victims inside. Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics pronounced Brenda Aguilera, 21-years of age, dead at scene. Jonathan Plascencia, 20-years-old, was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
Detectives believe that the shooter walked up to the car that Aguilera and Plascencia were seated in and shot both of them. As the suspect was running from the scene he began firing rounds at the three victims sitting nearby. Witnesses told police that the suspect, described only as a male Hispanic, left the area in a green van.
A $75,000 Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for these two murders.