Rampart Detectives Conduct Murder Investigation

May 11, 2002

"Rampart Detectives Conduct Murder Investigation"
Los Angeles: On May 10, 2002 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Rampart Patrol Officers responded to an "ADW Shots Fired" radio call at 4050 Marathon Avenue. Upon arrival officers observed the victim down at the rear of the location, suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The investigation revealed that a possible suspect was seen walking westbound on Melrose Avenue from Alexandria. Moment’s later approximately four gunshots were heard and the same individual was seen running eastbound on Melrose Avenue towards Alexandria Avenue. The possible suspect was described as a male Hispanic, approximately 25 to30 years of age, medium build, wearing gloves, beige sweater and black pants, carrying a blue or black backpack.
The victim is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 29 years of age. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
No arrests have been made in connection with this homicide. The motive for the shooting is under investigation.
Homicide Detectives from Rampart Operations Support Division are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives J. Breuer or J. Pere at 213-207-2051. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL(529-3855).
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.