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  • Death date
  • Jan. 31, 2007
  • Address
  • Maywood
  • 6151 Prospect Ave.

Javier Rivera, 17

Javier Rivera, a 17-year-old Latino youth, was shot repeatedly at 6151 Prospect Ave. in Maywood and died at 8:53 p.m. Jan. 31. Sheriff's detectives called this killing a dispute over tagging territory.

Photo: Salvador Rodgriguez, suspectThe suspect, Salvador Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Latino man and alleged member of a tagging crew, lived two blocks from victim Rivera, and the pair have known each other all their lives. Detectives said Rodriguez walked up to Rivera, who was standing in a driveway with friends, and shot him.

Rodriguez is not in custody, detectives said. He may be driving a white Honda Accord. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Charles Morales, Sheriff’s Homicide, (323) 890-5500.

-- Jill Leovy

Photo: Salvador Rodriguez, 19, named by police as suspect in killing of Javier Rivera.

* Update: The suspect was caught and charged.

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