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News Release

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Media Relations

Central Division Murder Suspect Captured on Video NR20001ma

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations-Central Bureau homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect captured on video.

On January 1, 2020, around 8:40 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East 7th Street for an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" radio call. When the officers arrived, they found a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were inside a restaurant and had an argument with each other. The suspect stabbed the victim and then fled on foot. The suspect was last seen walking on 7th Street towards Los Angeles Street.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male, African American, 40-50 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, dark hair and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a grey baseball cap, black jacket, red plaid shirt, and blue jeans.

The victim has been identified as Homer Garcia, who was 56 years old, and lived in the area.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Operations-Central Bureau Homicide Detective Martinez at 213-484-3642 or Detective Chung at 213-484-3643. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.