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News Release

Friday, October 23, 2020

Media Relations

Fatal Hit and Run Suspect in Custody

WHAT:
Press Conference

WHEN:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Southeast Area Community Police Station
145 W. 108th Street, Los Angeles, California 90061

The press conference will be at the front of the station.

WHO:
James Westbrooks, Director of Operations, Council District 9, City of Los Angeles
LAPD Captain Jonathan Pinto, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division
Detective III Karen Jones, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division Detective Section
Detective II Michael Flannery, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Police Officer II, Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Representative from StreetsAreForEveryone.org
Family Members of Jorge Guerra

WHY:
On July 8, 2020, around 8:40 pm, the victim Jorge Guerra and his two young children were riding their bicycles northbound on Wadsworth Avenue north of 88th Street. A vehicle driving at a high rate of speed struck them from behind causing Jorge to sustain fatal injuries. The children were not seriously hurt in the collision. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled the location on foot. The suspects' vehicle, a stolen 1997 Honda Accord was taken into custody.

On October 6, 2020, South Traffic Division Detectives identified 26-year-old Moises Iscaya of Los Angeles, as the driver of the vehicle which killed Mr. Guerra. Iscaya is being held under a $2 Million bail for multiple counts, including murder.

CONTACT:
For additional information, please contact Detective Michael Flannery or Officer Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. After hours, call South Traffic Division Watch Commander at (323) 421-2577.

COVID 19:
Face coverings are required, and social distancing will be implemented.



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