Rewards Approved for Information in Cypress Park and El Sereno Killings

By City News Service

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward in connection with the New Year’s Day fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Christian Nino in Cypress Park, and the killing last year of     Victor Duenas, 25, who was gunned down on his front porch in El Sereno.

Nino, 22, died after being stabbed once during a fight that was reported shortly after 2 am on Jan. 1 in the 2600 block of Jefferies Avenue, according to the LAPD. The suspects, described as male Latinos between 18- to 20-years of age, were seen running north on Jeffries and then eastbound on Avenue 28, police said.

Detectives working on the case have not been able to identify a suspect or suspects in the killing.

Duenas was standing on his porch around 7:35 p.m. Dec. 7 when an unidentified assailant walked up and opened fire, striking him in the back as he fled into his living room, according to the motion calling for the reward.

The two $50k rewards are for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this death. Anyone with information regarding Nino’s killing, should contact Detectives Martinez or Lenchuk, at Northeast Homicide, at (323) 561-3321. Person(s) with information in Duenas’ shooting death, are asked to call LAPD Hollenbeck detectives at (323) 342-8960. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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