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LASD Release Sketch of Suspect in Lynwood Murder

The suspect was believed to have been a lookout during a fatal commercial burglary.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has released a composite sketch of the sole female suspect that is believed to have been involved with the fatal shooting of Luis Valadez, 68, at Las Palomas Meat Market on November 20.

“We believe that she was the lookout,” said Detective Q. Rodriguez of the LASD Homicide Bureau in an interview with Patch.

Police have yet to release composite sketches on the remaining 3 suspects, all of whom are male.

Valadez was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the shooting but was pronounced dead at around 7:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, four children and six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends of Valadez have been hit hard as result of his unexpected death. Last night they held a vigil to honor his memory, but also to call upon residents to help police identify the suspects behind the killing.

The LASD is looking into leads and has in its possession the weapon that they believe was used during the fatal incident. However, they are still seeking help and have been told that there are many more witnesses.

“We are learning through anonymous informants that several civilian witnesses saw the suspects running away from the scene,” said Rodriguez during an interview with Patch. 

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Anyone with information on this homicide should is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to provide a written tip can also do so by submitting it to http://lacrimestoppers.org. You may also text the letters TIPLA along with the tip to CRIMES (274637). 

Lynwood Community December 07, 2012 at 02:42 AM
God is sooo good!!! I pray every day that they find these murderers!! God lead the detectives straight to the people who took Don Luis's life! NO JUSTICE!! NO PEACE!!!!!

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