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Gang Murder Suspects Arrested NR09231rf

Los Angeles: Yesterday, a suspect was arrested whom Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives believe is responsible for the murder of 24-year-old Victor Solis.  An additional suspect who is an accomplice is also in custody.

On May 2, 2009, at about 1:45 p.m., LAPD Northeast Division officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon on Pepper Street in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles.  Once there, they discovered Solis in a vehicle where he had been shot.  Solis was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Acting on various leads, detectives identified two suspects: 21-year-old Adrian Martinez and 18-year-old Joshua Ricardo Galindes.  Both suspects were believed to be gang members and a danger to the community.  However, in this case, detectives believe Galindes is the shooter.

Late last week, detectives apprehended Martinez without incident.  Then yesterday afternoon, officers from the Department's Northeast Criminal Apprehension Team were working in an area associated with Galindes when they observed him emerging from a vehicle with a gun.  Galindes tossed his weapon aside and attempted to run away but was captured a short time later.  His gun was also recovered, although it was not of the same caliber as the murder weapon.  Even so, all suspects believed to be involved with Solis' murder are now in custody.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact LAPD Northeast Division detectives at 213-847-4261.  After hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.


That is not how it happened. The young boy is not dangerous. The police (in an unmarked car- dressed in plain clothing) pulled up in front of the car he was in (while the boy's father was driving- it scared everyone on the block) the young boy and his mother were in the car. The boy has lived in this neighborhood since he was a baby and has been shot twice, once on the same block as where he was arrested yesterday. The young boy (Galindes) is from a good, hardworking Catholic family.

This blog is not completely accurate. The boy (Galindes) was in a car with his elderly mother and father, he ran when he saw an unmarked car point a gun while driving head on into his parents car (likley to avoid his parents from being the target). This young boy has been shot twice, once on the same street where he was arrested and the LAPD never found his shooter. He is a nice boy from a good Catholic family and not dangerous. The Cypress Park neighborhood supports J. Galindes, he is innocent until proven otherwise.

Lots of people who commit crimes are from hard-working familes. What does that mean, he can't commit a crime?

He wasn't arrested for running from the police, he was arrested for having a pistol.

Great job Northeast C.A.T.! One less gun and gang member on the streets.

It doesn't matter what "religion" one is, smart person, nor does it matter if someone is "nice" or a longtime part of the community fabric. Hitler probably seemed nice to his friends and toadies.

This kid, Catholic, nice, white, brown whatever, is most probably a _killer_ and he's going to get his day in court, unlike the guy he allegedly executed on the streets. And don't stir the pot, please, that some lawless raving band of po-po-po-LEASE are dragging every Latino with a shaved head off to Guantanamo for interrogations. When they prove him guilty of murder--and they will--will you change your tune, or will you take the ghetto approach, and, in the face of overwhelming evidence, instead complain about endemic racism at LAPD or other red herrings?

I'm Cypress Park and I don't support Galindes or any of his gangster friends. I want them out of town, preferably in jail for life. You, sir or madam, sound like yet another apologist for thug culture -- and if so are thus a big part of the problem we have in LA. Gangs are NOT OK, under any circumstances. Just because they aren't part of the establishment you clearly reflexively despise, it doesn't make them a force of good. They don't "protect" the community; they abuse their own people. Wake up, stand up, turn `em all in.

I believe in the Constitution of the United States. I believe in treasures afforded to us in that glorious document, among them the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments. I believe in fair and just law enforcement. I believe in the power of our judicial system and our juries. If everyone does their job correctly the innocent go free and the guilty receive their punishment. I DO NOT beleive in vigilantes like you Jackie M.

Jackie M. -It seems like you are an educated person. I say "seems" because your sentence structure is quite poor.

I say you do something about the gang problem, why not join the LAPD yourself and help our community instead of criticizing it.

I suggest you start a youth center, volunteer at Cypress Park, etc. Actions speak louder than complaints.

Outstanding and good work from the LAPD. The fact that the suspect exited the car with a handgun gives me a lot of evidence as to what kind of person he is. Why would he have a gun? Why did he run from the Police? Of course it was scary to everyone. This kid had a handgun and is probably a gang member. If he was such a good kid, why did he have a handgun? He was not shot in the past by the LAPD. He was shot more than likely by rival gang members. Either way you you want to look at it, a good citizen doesnt run from the police and cary a gun. You can defend that point so the ney sayers will automatically say its the Cops fault. Good job to the LAPD


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