News Conference Announcing $50,000 Reward in Connection with Murder Investigation

September 20, 2005

News Conference to Announce $50,000 Reward
Monday, September 19, 2005
9:00 a.m.
56th Street and San Pedro Street
Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry
Deputy Police Chief Cayler Carter, Commanding Officer, Central Bureau
Captain Joan McNamara, Commanding Officer, Newton Division
Lieutenant John Cooney, Officer-in-Charge, Newton Detectives
Newton Homicide Detective Frank Weber
Newton Homicide Detective Richard Arcinega
Newton Homicide Detectives are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for committing a brutal murder.
On Saturday, August 27th, 2005, at about 1:00 p.m., Eliseo Marciano Reyes, a 63-year-old Hispanic ice cream vendor, was shot while selling ice cream on the southwest corner of 56th Street and San Pedro Street. 
A man and a woman in a light blue or silver 4-door car, possibly a Ford Tempo, approached Mr. Reyes and demanded ice cream.  When he refused, the man pulled a gun and shot Mr. Reyes.  The two suspects returned to their car and drove away southbound on San Pedro Street.
A photograph of the victim will be made available to the Media. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Homicide Detective Frank Weber, at 323-846-5363, during normal business hours.  At night and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).