Police asking public for help in connection with fatal Historic-Filipinotown area shooting

alertPolice are asking the public for clues in the June 1 killing of a 29-year-old man who might have been shot near Temple Street and Occidental Boulevard in Historic Filipinotown before attempting to drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Bulmaro Martinez, who worked in the area but lived near South Central L.A.,  rear ended a parked vehicle at about 8:45 a.m. in the 200 block of South Alvarado near St. Vincent Medical Center, according to a community alert issued by the LAPD Rampart Division. He got out of his Prius and fell to the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He died later at a hospital.

Police told the L.A. Times that Martinez, a father of two, worked as an unlicensed cab driver. He was not affiliated with a gang.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown, said Detective Steve Chung. Based on information gathered so far, Martinez was shot somewhere between Temple and Occidental and the location where he eventually crashed, Chung said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Chung at (213) 484-3623 or the Rampart Division Watch Commander at (213) 484-3400. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.

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