Thursday, July 24, 2008

Reward on Behalf of Murder Victim Jesus Guevara

Yesterday I announced a $50,000 reward on behalf of murder victim Jesus Guevara. Jesus was senselessly gunned down at about 4 p.m. on August 18, 2007 outside an El Sereno liquor store. The cowards who are responsible shot Jesus in the back while riding in a dark colored four-door sedan.

This is another young life tragically taken from us. Jesus was on active duty in the Navy from 2001 to 2005 and then served in the Navy Reserves. He served overseas in Thailand in 2005 and assisted with the tsunami relief effort there. He was a student at East L.A. College when murdered. Police believe that he was a victim of mistaken identity. Any murder is tragic, but when you think that Jesus served his country honorably, came home, enrolled in college, had a job and then was brutally murdered, it is just sickening. If anyone has information concerning this incident, please contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Jake Dugger at (323) 526-3142 or Detective Araceli Negrete at (323) 526-3091. Afterhours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour toll-free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).