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News Release

Monday, March 9, 2020

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Bureau are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect who killed 48-year-old Erik Perez.

On Monday, January 6th, 2020, around 7:30 p.m., Rampart Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of a victim down on the 900 block of South Alvarado Street. When officers arrived, they discovered a victim on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The investigation revealed the suspect walked southbound on Alvarado Street and passed the victim on the east sidewalk. The suspect stopped, turned around, and shouted at the victim. The victim turned and faced the suspect. Both victim and suspect walked toward each other, at which time the suspect produced a handgun from his waistband. The suspect fired one shot, striking the victim in the chest. The suspect fled on foot, southbound on Alvarado Street to eastbound Olympic Boulevard.

The suspect is described as an older male White or Hispanic with long hair in a pony tail. He was wearing eye glasses, a gray sweat shirt, a black button-down shirt, light colored pants and black shoes.

(Murder Suspect)

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Bradley Golden, Central Bureau Homicide, at (323) 342-8960. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit 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.