Murder Investigation

December 7, 2000

Thursday, December 7, 2000

"Murder Investigation"

Los Angeles – On Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the victim, identified as Albaro Abel Villalobos, 31 years of age, was in his place of business, a restaurant located at 119 East Anaheim Street, when two armed suspects entered the location and apparently attempted to commit a robbery. The suspects, described only as males, fired numerous rounds inside the restaurant before fleeing through a rear door. The victim chased the suspects, who continued firing at the victim. Mr. Villalobos was fatally injured by the gunfire. He was transported to Harbor/UCLA hospital by an RA unit, where he failed to respond to medical treatment and was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m.

The motive for this crime appears to be robbery. The suspects and murder weapon are outstanding.

Homicide detectives from Harbor Operations Support Division are conducting this investigation. Anyone who has information that may assist Detectives in this investigation are encouraged to call 310-548-2836.

This information was provided by Detective James Perkins.

This Press Release was prepared by Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

For Release 1:30 pm PST
December 7, 2000