Suspect Captured for Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

January 16, 2009

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Friday, January 16, 2009
5:00 a.m.

WHERE: Rampart Area Community Police Station
1401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90017

WHO: Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau
Captain John Egan, Commanding Officer, Rampart Area
Rampart Area Homicide Detectives

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department will announce the arrest of the suspect in the murder of 4-year-old Roberto Lopez, Jr., that occurred on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, in the 1200 block of West Court Street.

A charitable fund has been established to assist the Lopez family. The fund, known as the Roberto Lopez, Jr. Memorial Fund (Account #8046493014), is being managed by Wells Fargo Bank. Those wishing to make donations may go to any Wells Fargo Bank and submit a check, money order or cash. Donors who are Well Fargo customers may also transfer funds directly. Questions about the fund may be directed to the offices of Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes at 213-485-0763.