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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Three Suspects Arrested for Murder NR21105ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's FBI Fugitive Task Force announce the arrest of three individuals for 187 PC-Murder.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, around 7:27 p.m., Southeast patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting near the 10900 block of South Wilmington Avenue. Upon their arrival they located Victim Benjamin Medina, a male Hispanic, 49-years-old, suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Medina was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 7:51 p.m.

South Bureau Homicide Division investigators identified three individuals who were responsible for the murder of Mr. Medina; Jose Ponce, male Hispanic 33-years-old, of Fullerton, California; Jade Bates, female White 23-years-old of Fullerton, California; and Loi Siliuta, male Other 21-years-old of Norwalk, California.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, members of Los Angeles Police Department-FBI Fugitive Task Force located and arrested all three individuals. On April 9, 2021 the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed 187 PC- Murder charges on all three arrestees.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Investigators at (323) 786-5111. 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.lapdonline.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 "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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