Downtown Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau Homicide are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of 13-year-old Marco Murillo.
On January 11, 2023, around 5:40 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department uniformed officers, assigned to Transit Services Division, observed a physical altercation involving several juvenile males at the intersection of 7th Street and Flower Street. The officers intervened, separating several involved parties. As officers were investigating the incident, they learned that the victim, identified as 13-year-old Marco Murillo, of Rialto, had suffered a stab wound to the abdomen.
Officers immediately provided medical treatment to Murillo and requested an ambulance. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported Murillo to a local hospital for further treatment and surgery. He was pronounced deceased at the local hospital.
The investigation at scene revealed that Murillo and the suspect were involved in a verbal dispute, which quickly escalated to a physical dispute. During the dispute, the suspect stabbed Murillo with an unidentified cutting instrument. The suspect ran from the scene, eastbound on 7th Street.
The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, between 14 to17 years of age, and of medium height and build.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Detective Gonzales, Los Angeles Police Department, Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.