Police ask for public’s help in Cypress Park double-homicide

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Victims were shot near Cypress Avenue and Future Street (red marker) in Cypress Park before their vehicle crashed near Eagle Rock Boulevard and Verdugo Road (blue marker) in Glassell Park.

The suspects who opened fire and killed two known gang members in a Cypress Park drive-by shooting early Saturday morning remain at large, police said today.

The two victims, Alfred Lopez, 32, and Juan Carlos Martinez, 18, were traveling in a Ford Explorer in Cypress Park when they came under fire from the occupants of another vehicle. The victim’s car traveled a half mile from the shooting scene before it collided with a boat parked on a  trailer near Verdugo Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard, according to LAPD.  Northeast Division Capt. Jeffrey Bert said the two victims, who were found dead in the vehicle, were known gang members who lived in the area.  Little is known about the suspects, however,  one of whom was described as a Latino male in his 20s, standing  5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 160 to 170 pounds.

The shooters fled in a teal green, mid-sized vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Northeast Area Homicide Detectives, Detectives Zesati or Aguilar at 323 344-5744 or 323 344-5701.


  1. don’t gang bang, kids. it’s bad for your health.

  2. That boat had been an eyesore hopefully they get rid of it …..

  3. Should say: “Public asks for Police’s help in Cypress Park double-homicide”

    Here is a tip for you police people: exterminate every gang member in Los Angeles.

  4. The problem with N.E. Division and the rest of LAPD is that they don’t care about our neighborhoods. The only time they actually ds do something about the crime was when a LA Sheriff was killed in Cypress Park. Because one of their own was killed that they use all the resources and manpower to find the killers. What we need in these neighborhoods are a constant police presence and patrol, both day and night. When the Sherriff Deputy was murder, the number of police presence was more then the entire 20 years I lived here. No one wants to be a prisoner in their own home or have fear of walking around here. If the LAPD, City government really cared about the lives and prosperity of its citizen, they have to increase the police presence, add more funds, so the officers can have all the resources they need to combat gangs, and better training to deal will the violent criminals. I love life, peace and happiness for all. But those gang members who take advantage of the weak and harm them deserve the full penalty of the law. Justice must prevail.

  5. I think certain declorated officers would be motivated to doing there job to the best of there ability. If given a peace of mind from the people they serve.

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