Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 146, Man Shot in Friend's Home in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles Police Department detectives are looking into the murder of 29-year-old Robert Valencia Alcazar on July 6 in Boyle Heights.

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According to police, Alcazar and two friends were hanging out at a local bar and returned to a house in the 700 block of North Soto Street approximately 2 a.m. Around 5 a.m., an unknown assailant entered the house and shot Alcazar once before fleeing the scene.

Hollenbeck Division officers responded to the 911 call made by the friends around 7:40 a.m. According to police, the friends said they waited to make the call because they feared for their safety.

Police suspect the shooting was gang related.

Anyone with information should call Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 526-3679.


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