Two men arrested for Murder and Attempted murder at a homeless encampment

March 27, 2018

Los Angeles: Los Angeles
Police Department, Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives were assigned to
investigative the murder of Daniel Duarte, and the attempted murder
of a 34-year-old male.
On January 21, 2018, around 4:40 a.m., Hollenbeck Patrol Officers
responded to a radio call of a man yelling for help in the 300
block of Avenue 57. Officers arrived and found the 34-year-old male
suffering from gunshot wounds. The male told the officer that his
friend, Daniel Duarte was also shot and directed the officers to
his location.
Officers conducted a search of the area and found Duarte shot dead
inside of his tent, which was located on the embankment of the
Arroyo Seco flood control channel near the Pasadena Freeway and
Avenue 52.

On February 2, 2018, detectives arrested 19-year-old Andrew
Palacios, at his residence.

Detectives followed up on additional leads subsequently to
Palacios’ arrest and identified Jimmy Alfred Perez as the second

On March 15, 2018, detectives conducted a surveillance operation
and arrested 31-year-old Jimmy Alfred Perez, near his residence
without incident.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Andrew
Palacios and Jimmy Alfred Perez with murder and attempted

Palacios and Perez who are affiliated with a street gang are in
custody and being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact
Hollenbeck Area Detectives, at (323) 342-8901. During non-business
hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.