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Man Shot in Paramount – update

SHERIFF’S HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES  SURROUNDING THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A MAN WHICH OCCURRED ON THE INTERSECTION OF OLANDA STREET AND CENTURY BOULEVARD, PARAMOUNT, AT APPROXIMATELY 9:30 A.M. ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

THE VICTIM HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS FRANK MELENDEZ, MH/47, A RESIDENT OF PARAMOUNT.

DETECTIVES HAVE LEARNED THAT DEPUTIES  RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION REGARDING A “SHOTS FIRED” CALL.  WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY DISCOVERED THE VICTIM LAYING ON THE STREET WITH SEVERAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO HIS UPPER BODY.  THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE VICTIM APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RIDING HIS BICYCLE WHEN THE SHOOTING OCCURRED.  THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A GANG RELATED SHOOTING.

ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFF’S HOMICIDE BUREAU AT (323) 890-5500.

DEPUTY OSCAR BUTAO

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