Taxi Cab Driver Found Dead

June 13, 2002

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Area officers received a radio call of possible victim slumped over in the driver’s seat of a taxi cab in the area of Orme Street and Garnett Avenue. The officers found the victim, 37-year old male Hispanic Rosel Ramon Castro of Huntington Park, shot to death inside his vehicle. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
At this time there are no witnesses identified and no suspect information. The motive for the shooting is also unknown.
Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating this murder. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives at 323-526-3114. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.