Reward Announcement in Double Murder

April 15, 2008

News Conference

April 17, 2008
9:30 a.m.

1749 East 54th Street
Los Angeles, Ca

Councilmember Jan Perry
Captain Denis Cremins, Commanding Officer Newton Area
Captain Rigoberto Romero, Commanding Officer Newton Patrol

Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 37 year-old Benjamin Clemmons and 56 year-old Norman Strawder. On March 3, 2008 at around 5:30 a.m., both victims were approached by a suspect on foot and shot while they stood in front of 1749 East 54th Street. Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

A reward of $75,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this double murder.

Contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 for further information.