"Detectives Release Video Tape of Robbery
In Effort to Identify Suspect"
Rampart Area Police Station, 2710 West Temple Street, Los Angeles
Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.
Los Angeles: On May 29, 2004, at about 11:35 p.m., Rampart Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 8th Street and Union Avenue. Upon arrival the officers found 25 year-old Victor Fernandez suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported him to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he died from his wounds.
The investigation revealed that prior to shooting the victim, the suspect entered the J & Y Liquor Store, located on the northeast corner of 8th Street and Union Avenue, and pointed a handgun at approximately 10 customers. The suspect then left the store, crossed Union Avenue and confronted the victim. The suspect attempted to rob the victim and shot him.
The suspect got into in a dark colored car driven by another unknown suspect and drove off.
Detectives obtained surveillance videotape from the store showing the suspect armed with a handgun. Videotapes and still photographs of the suspect will be made available to the media during the news conference.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is requested to contact Rampart Area Homicide Detectives, at 213-207-2072. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news advisory was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.