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Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Announce $50,000 Reward for the Murder of a Young Man at a Local Park NR19216rc

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Newton Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 24-year-old Eduardo Garcia.

On May 8, 2019, around 3:05 a.m., Newton Division officers received a radio call of an "ADW Shooting with a man down", in the 400 block of East 42nd Place, in a local park. The officers responded to the scene and were flagged down by a witness, who directed the officers to the victim. Garcia was lying near the east side of the recreation center in the grass and was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The suspect(s) left the scene in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Garcia dead at scene.

There is no suspect description at this time.

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Eduardo Garcia.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Newton Homicide Detectives J. Calzadillas or R. Berdin at (323) 846-6556. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonloine.org 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.

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