Detectives Announce Arrests in the Murder of Tavin Price NA15121lp

June 23, 2015

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: 77th Street Community Police Station (Community Room) 7600 South Broadway Los Angeles, California 90003

WHO: Los Angeles City Councilmember Bernard Parks, Council District 8 LAPD Captain Cory Palka, 77th Area Commanding Officer LAPD Detective Christopher Barling, 77th Homicide Coordinator LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division Detectives Family members of Victim Tavin Terrell Price

WHY: On Friday, May 29, 2015, around 11:00 a.m., 19-year-old Tavin Terrell Price, was at Simms Car Wash located at the 3300 block of West Florence Avenue. Price walked into a smoke shop and was confronted by a male Black over his gang affiliation. The suspect made comments about Price’s red shoes. Price did not reply, finished his purchase left the shop and went back to his car. A second suspect ran across the street, walked up behind Price and fired multiple times striking him. The suspect then fled back across the street. Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Price to a local area hospital where he died.

Detectives will provide the names of the suspect’s arrested in connection with this case.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call 77th Division Criminal Gang/Homicide Detectives Eric Crosson and/or Fernando Cuevas at (323) 786-5113. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts. Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Eric Crosson or Sam Arnold at (213) 485-1383. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).