Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect responsible for the murder of Bulmaro Guerrero Martinez earlier this summer.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, announced a $50,000 reward in the case on Tuesday.
The murder occurred on June 1 at approximately 8:40 a.m. Guerrero Martinez, 29, was driving in the 200 block of South Alvarado Boulevard when he collided with another vehicle. As Martinez exited his car, an individual in the other vehicle noticed Martinez was suffering from a gunshot wound and called authorities. Martinez was taken to the hospital where he died.
No witnesses have come forward. An investigation led detectives to believe the shooting occurred near Temple Street and Alvarado Boulevard between 8:40 and 8:47 a.m. Police believe someone may have seen what happened and can help identify a suspect.
Martinez was working as an independent taxi driver and was sending money to his children who currently live with their mother in Mexico, according to detectives. Investigators have exhausted all leads.
O’Farrell initiated the reward to prompt someone to come forward. A reward in a case announced two weeks ago for a suspect wanted for sexual assault and multiple burglaries was credited with helping solve the case.
A friend of the suspect’s cousin recognized the suspect from a news report and called police. The city council approved giving the informant the $35,000 reward in that case, and the process of providing the money is underway, said Tony Arranaga, communications director for O’Farrell.
Anyone with information of the murder of Guerrero Martinez is asked to call Rampart Division homicide detectives S. Chung or R. Martinez at (213)484-3642. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s 24-hour hotline at (877)LAPD247.
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