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Homicide Suspects Wanted

April 1, 2008 |  2:09 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division is seeking the public's help in the capture of the following suspects:

Suspecthector_torres_8 Police say Hector Torres, 39, a Latino man, shot Thomas Rodriguez, 18, on Sunday, March 16.

Suspectnelson_aguilar_7 Police allege that Nelson Aguilar, 22, a Latino man, shot Mauricio-Reyes Cruz, 21, on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Suspectfernando_ochoa_7 Police say Fernando "Seco" Ochoa, 28, a Latino man, fatally shot Alfred McCullin, 21, Sunday, Jan. 13.

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Wow - this is incredible that the suspect's information is presented with picture. But what about the full narrative that the other entries have? Just curious....

Applause for bringing the licenses and other information forward on the website...

We shoudl have more of these here.

I think you should ALWAYS put up these Most Wanted posters on the website. Also to know that some of these murders were solved would be a great thing to. Simply give the community UPDATES on past and current cases would give a lot of people closure in these trying situations. I PRAY THAT EACH PAST AND CURRENT HOMICIDE GET'S SOLVED OR IS ON IT'S WAY TO BEING SOLVED.

LA Times thank you for posting this info I hope more papers will so we can get these killers off the streat.
http://www.blacknews4us.com/

WOW - as an outsider looking in from Nebraska, I am scared for all folks living in LA. I have always thought how wonderful it would be to live in such a beautiful city, such as Los Angeles, I have rethought about that since finding the HR sometime ago. I read the LATimes everyday and keep up with this column and I am just amazed at what is happening to our young people nowadays. Please know that you are not the ONLY city in America that is having this problem, here in Omaha we have had a HUGE increase in gang violence. Just the other day a 13 yr old boy was shot walking to school. He had no Gang affiliation at all. The same problem exists here in Omaha where no one will come forward for fear of retaliation and so these GangBanger THUGS control the streets. The drugs & Illegal Immigration is terrible here as well. Last summer a 5 yr old girl was killed while sitting in the front seat of a car by a 13 yr old boy who was high on Cocaine & Pot. I feel so bad for the mothers of these people being shot, I couldn't imagine burying one of my 4 children and mothers in LA bury theirs everyday - How Sad!
Please know that someone in Nebraska is listening & Good Luck! Stay Safe and don't forget to hug your kids and tell them you love them EVERY DAY :)

A very good addition to the Homicide Report...I agree it should be included in the Blog here, I'll keep my eyes open.

The names are links to the fuller narratives.

What amazes me is that these dudes get visible tattoos--even on their faces--to show their affiliation. How the hell are you supposed to get a legitimate job when you've got "WILMA118" tattooed under your eye?

I agree, they put all these tattoos on their necks and face then wonder why they can't get a job. Anybody who puts a tattoo on his or her face is basically saying they are outlaws.

Pete- Guys that get tattooes on their faces are beyond getting legitimate jobs. By this point they've decided on a life of criminal activity, usually they feel like their life is on borrowed time and don't care what happens to themselves. I was once told "I'm glad these guys have visible tatooes, this helps us identify the people to avoid. All these morons should be tagged". I thought it was a little harsh when I first heard this, but now it's making sense. It should make the police departments job a little easier, they've tagged/labeled themselves.

Hey Heather,

All the problems are not tied into "illegel Immigration" as some people like to believe. It is the lack of supervised upbringing of a child. Too many so-called parents have the attitude of the system being responsible for the behavior of their kids.
By the way if you live in Nebraska-stay away from that college football team over there, I understand they are quite a few thugs on tha team. Are any of them "illegal immigrants"?

it's funny, i was just talking to a friend the other day about how many murders occur that we actually don't hear of. even here in canada it's an issue.
it's actually an issue everywhere - there are soo many homicides but the media only reports what they believe is exciting and juicy, so to actually see that someone is taking the time to write these reports is surprising, but nice to see.



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