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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Highland Park Homicide NR19227jc

August 22, 2019 NR19227jc

UPDATE

The area of occurrence is the 5700 block of Fayette Street.


Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspects responsible for killing 36-year-old Edgar Franquez.

On August 21, 2019, around 9:18 p.m., Northeast Division officers responded to a radio call of an Ambulance Shooting in the 5000 block of Fayette Street. Upon their arrival, officers located a victim that had sustained several gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Preliminary investigation determined Franquez was in his backyard when an unknown suspect approached and shot him.

Los Angeles Fire Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

There is no suspect description and no vehicle was seen.

Anyone with information is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detective Watterson and Mangrum at (323)561-3321 or by email at 38415@lapd.online. 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 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). All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, click on "webtips," and follow the prompts.

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