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News Release

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Media Relations

News Conference to Announce Two $50,000 Rewards for Two Unsolved Murders NA14126SF

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
77th Street Community Police Station
(Community Room)
7600 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90003

WHO:
Detectives from the LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division
Family Members of Victims

WHY:
The City of Los Angeles is offering two $50,000 rewards for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Rashon Dwayne Davis and 44-year-old Nelva Hernandez.

On January 29, 2014, at 2:45 p.m., Roshon Davis was standing near the bus stop on the northwest corner of La Brea Avenue and Coliseum Street. Mr. Davis was approached by an unknown male and brutally stabbed.  Davis ran to the back gate of his apartment building and collapsed as a result of his injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from the stab wounds.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 10:30 p.m., Nelva Hernandez was a passenger in a car occupied by her family members.  When parking their vehicle in front of her family’s home, unknown suspects drove by in a dark colored vehicle, and fired multiple gunshots in the victims’ direction.  Nelva Hernandez was struck by the gunfire and immediately transported to a local hospital where she was listed in critical condition.  On April 5, 2014, she died as a result of her injuries.

Detectives from Criminal Gang / Homicide Division are overseeing the murder investigations and are asking for the public’s help to provide information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mr. Davis and Ms. Hernandez. Anyone with information about the crimes are asked to contact Detective Sal LaBarbera or Sergeant Shearholdt, Criminal Gang/Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341.

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