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***UPDATE***
On July 26, 2021, Anthony Lemus walked into Central Station and turned himself in. He was booked on a felony Ramey Warrant for 187 (a) (1) PC, Murder.

Arrestee: Lemus, Anthony
Male, Hispanic, 5',07", 160 lbs., DOB 11/08/2000
Booking No. 6221087
Bail was set at $2,000,000.00



Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two murder suspects.

On July 15, 2021, around 8:40 p.m., the victim, identified as 36-year-old Los Angeles resident Miguel Penaloza, was working as an employee of a business in the 4000 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles. Two suspects entered the business, walked directly to the beer display and took a case of beer each. Penaloza confronted the suspects as they attempted to flee without paying. A brief struggle over the beer took place. Suspect-1 brandished a firearm and shot Miguel Penaloza killing him. The suspects fled through the parking lot in an unknown direction.


***Actual Suspects***

Suspect-1 is described as an 18-20 year-old male Hispanic, stands approximately 5 feet 6 inches, and weighs 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shorts, and black shoes with white trim.

Suspect-2 is described as an 18-20 year-old male Hispanic, stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 145 pounds. He was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a large square print on the back, tan or grey pants, and black shoes.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is requesting your help in identifying the persons responsible for this murder. If you know who committed this crime or if you have any information about the murder, please contact the LAPD. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Central Bureau Homicide Detectives Riojas at (213) 996-4149 (38063@lapdonline) or Manriquez at (213) 996-4180 31744@lapd.online. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or 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 "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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