Security Guard at Indoor Swapmeet is Killed

June 24, 2002


Los Angeles: On June 24, 2002, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Victim Enrique Olivera, a male Hispanic, 42 years of age, was working at an indoor swapmeet in uniform as an unarmed security guard . The victim while patrolling the area ,was shot by unknown suspects, at the 600 block of East 59th Street. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspects were described as five to six male Blacks. The suspects, after shooting the victim, proceeded to one of the jewelry stores inside the swap meet and smashed the glass windows of several display cases containing jewelry. The suspects fled the location with the jewelry in an unknown direction.
At this time no suspects have been identified and robbery was the apparent motive of the shooting. Anyone with information, which could lead to the identity or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Newton Homicide Detectives Solorza and McKnight at 323-846-6556. On weekends and during off- hours, call the 24- hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This press released was prepared by Officer Jose L. Rodriguez Sr., Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.