Thursday, December 29, 2005, at 3:00 PM
Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 West Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli, Commanding Officer, West Bureau
Captain Richard Wemmer, Commanding Officer, Wilshire Area
Wilshire Homicide Detectives
On April 17, 2005, Eric Gelman was stabbed to death during a robbery that took place on 4917 W. 1st Street. Mr. Gelman was an aspiring actor from Florida and worked as a waiter at the Marmalade Restaurant. After numerous tips from the public, Wilshire Homicide Detectives was led to the arrest of a suspect that will be announced today.