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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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19-Year-Old Man Murdered in Northeast Area NR16013aj

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide Detectives are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of 19-year-old, Kaelyn Michael Tarin.

On Sunday, January 17, 2016, around 12:12 p.m., patrol officers of the Northeast Division responded to a call of a suspicious death in the 4700 block of North Figueroa Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered Tarin inside of a tent suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Tarin dead at scene.

The motive of the murder is unknown at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information this murder is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detective Lunchuk and Officer Watterson at (323) 561-3421. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) on most keypads with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


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