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Man Murdered in Hollywood Over Graffiti

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Time and time again, we hear about well-intentioned people being murdered when they speak up against someone doing graffiti. Case in point, it happened again this week in Hollywood.

"Based on preliminary information, detectives believe that Perez saw gang members vandalizing property with graffiti," the LAPD said in a statement. "Perez decided to confront the gang members about the graffiti. In an apparent response to the comments about the graffiti, one gang member pulled out a gun and fired into the car killing Perez and injuring his passenger."

We hear this from police at community meetings all the time. If you see someone tagging, don't hesitate, it's a 911 call.

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The incident happened on December 17, 2008 at about 8:40 p.m. in the 900 block of North Hobart Boulevard. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing about 160 pounds, approximately 21 years of age. The suspect was wearing dark clothing. If you know anything that could help detectives, contact them.

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