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Man shot dead in Boyle Heights alley

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police are asking the public for help to find the suspect who fatally shot a man as he walked down an alley on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the killing appears to be gang-related.

The victim, Javier Muñoz, was shot multiple times on Dec. 5 at about 12:50 p.m. in an alley in the 3500 block of E. 6th St. Muñoz was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police had no description of the suspect but the motive for the shooting appears to be gang-related.

Anyone having information about this shooting is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide detectives at (323) 342-8964 or 1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477)

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4 comments

  1. What’s dbh’s response to this?

    • They fully support Latinos being murdered every day as long as it keeps white people out of Boyle Heights

    • madelinlozano2012 @gmail.com

      The only reason cops are saying its gang related is that the victim was an active gang member….I live 50ft. from where this happened….it was not gang related…

  2. This was my uncle, it is not “gang related”, they describe everything in Boyle Heights/El Sereno as gang related. They do this so that people dont get their hopes up that anything will be solved. Its a brush off. These lazy ass cops drive back and forth all day on the same streets in pairs…never see someone pulled over by a single cop car, has to be 3-4 nowadays, i know because they pulled me over for a loud muffler…took 3 cop cars to tell me that…turned out they were wrong…all 3 cop cars.

    Now they are harassing my brother, found out that my uncle passed, suppose one of the cops knew him and for now, have left my brother alone…trust…I have lived in different places, because of the area, gang related means the media will leave it alone.

    If it is/was gang related and the same old tired cops patrol back and forth all the time and have pictures off all these “gangsters” you would figure they would solve these things.

    I use to respect officers, now they’re just people in blue clothing. Abusers of their position.

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