Juvenile in Custody after Fatal Shooting

March 14, 2008

Los Angeles: On March 13, 2008, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a 13-year-old male suspect shot and killed 18-year-old Ricardo Rivera, Jr., who was standing in his residential driveway in the 300 block of East 80th Street.

After approaching and shooting Rivera, the suspect ran away on foot, but detectives were able to develop leads that lead to his location. Later, he was arrested and booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics also responded to the incident and pronounced the victim’s dead at the scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Operations South Bureau Detectives Eric Crosson and Roger Guzman are handling investigative follow-up and may be reached at 213-485-1383. Calls after hours or on weekends should be directed to a 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).