$10,000 Reward Offered in Willowbrook Murder Investigation of Ramiro Lepe
Pic of two shooters
LOS ANGELES – Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Detective Sergeants Shannon Laren and Robert Martindale announced a reward yesterday for the drive-up murder of Ramiro Lepe, lifetime Willowbrook resident and family man.
The husband, father of four, and dependable 10-year driver for a waste disposal company was gunned down on his 39th birthday as family members looked on in horror.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m.on August 5, 2016, Ramiro and several family members were chatting outside of a residence where Ramiro’s birthday celebration was winding down on the 2600 block of East 129th Street in the community of Willowbrook, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
The family noticed a faded red, 1990s four-door compact vehicle drive past, then stop. Three Hispanic men exited the vehicle. The youngest-looking man, described as 16-19 years old, produced a handgun and fired several shots at the gathering, which struck Ramiro several times.
All three suspects jumped into the car and fled. They were last seen driving westbound on East 129th Street toward Mona Boulevard. Ramiro was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide Bureau detectives and family members of the fatal shooting victim made an appeal to the public, for assistance to find the suspects who took the life of Victim Ramiro Lepe.
During the family’s and law enforcement’s appeal for information at yesterday’s news conference, the detectives also presented a $10,000 reward, approved by the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, offered in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the persons responsible for the murder of Ramiro Lepe.
The reward was approved in the hope of providing incentive for witnesses to step forward and share any tips that they may have.
Video surveillance caught footage of the shooting which helped detectives, but information about the suspects is still needed. If you have information about this investigation, please call Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Detective Sergeants Shannon Laren or Robert Martindale at (323)890-5500.
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