Narcotics Deal Leaves One Dead

September 24, 2003


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at about 4:20 a.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a radio call regarding shots being fired in the 14700 block of Parthenia Street.
When Officers arrived they saw 21 year-old Carmelo Herrera Perez a resident of Panorama City lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Perez dead at the scene.
Preliminary witness information indicated the murder was the result of an apparent narcotics deal gone badly. There are no suspects in custody at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this crime please contact Devonshire Homicide Detectives at, 818-756-8291 after hours call 818-756-8285. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.