Public’s Assistance Needed in Boyle Heights Murder

December 14, 2002

Press Conference
Monday, December 16, 2002, at 4:30 p.m.
Crime Location, 1365 South Dacotah Street., Boyle Heights
Councilman Nick Pacheco and Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives

Los Angeles: On November 24, 2002, at approximately 7:35 p.m., the victim, Manuel Palacios, was shot and killed as he and his family removed groceries from the trunk of their vehicle in front of 1365 South Dacotah Street. The investigation revealed that the shooter mistook Mr. Palacios for a rival gang member. Detectives are focusing their investigation on a gang member from a local street gang.
On December 16, 2002, at 4:30 p.m., Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives along with Councilman Nick Pacheco will conduct a press conference at the original crime scene. A $25,000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect will be offered during the press conference.
Anyone with information is urged to contact, the Hollenbeck Homicide Unit at 323-526-3110. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL,
This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.