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Tuesday December 18th, 2018 :: 04:13 p.m. PST


*Video Surveillance* $20K Reward* Person of Interest Sought in Murder of Young Man, Family Asks for Public's Help

Person of Interest Sought in Murder of Young Man Walking Home From Work, Family Asks for Public to Help Find Son’s Killer: Detectives to Announce $20,000 Reward Offer

Who:          Captain Christopher Bergner, Homicide Bureau detectives and family members of the victim.
What:         Homicide Bureau detectives will announce a $20,000 reward sponsored by Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, First District, and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of Rene Lupian.
Detectives are searching for the suspect(s) involved in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rene Lupian that occurred last month during a robbery in East Los Angeles. 

Around 10:30 P.M. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Rene finished his shift at a popular fast food restaurant and walked home.  During his trek in the 900 block of Concourse Avenue, he became involved in a fight with the suspect.  During the struggle, the suspect shot Rene in the upper torso, stole his backpack and fled in a vehicle.  Rene was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In addition to the suspect, detectives will discuss the search to identify a person of interest.
Rene Lupian was a bright and ambitious young man, killed while in the course of making an honest living.  Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are looking for information and Rene’s family will make a plea for the public’s assistance to provide information to help solve this crime.
When:        Wednesday, December 19, 2018
                   10:00 A.M.
Where:       Hall of Justice – first floor media conference room
                   211 West Temple Street,
                   Los Angeles, CA  90012
Media note:  There will be surveillance video, photographs of the victim, and the family will make themselves available for media interviews. 
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The information contained in this advisory is extended to accredited, subscribing media outlets only.  Please do not forward this advisory or share details with non-media parties prior to the event.  For questions or information, please contact the Sheriff’s Information Bureau at 213-229-1850.  Thank you. 
Prepared by:
Deputy Lillian Peck
Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA  90012
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