No leads in murder of teenagers

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Updated: June 30, 2015

Superintendent Romero also spoke about the murders of 15 year old Tyrique Thompson who was shot last week Monday night on Lake View Street and sixteen year old Reuben Leslie who was shot multiple times as he was riding his bicycle on Banak Street on Wednesday night.

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Officer in Charge CIB

“We are looking at several angles for these shootings. From the incident happened we have had our investigators on the ground recording statements and following up on these two reports. So far we have not charged anyone but we have several angles that we are following up on. “

Reporter

“ We are told that these two young men were students and that from  appearances are that they didn’t have any gang connections.

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Officer in Charge CIB

“ We have no back ground on them any at all. Yes they were students and we don’t have them in our system any at all so we are still working to try to solve these murders.

Reporter

 So no real progress in these murders?

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Officer in Charge CIB

“Yeah we have not made much progress again we are asking the public’s assistance if they have any information they can call the 922 TIPS or come in and give us the information. We are still working on these cases but we have not charged anyone.”

Reporter

“What is the police doing in reference to what seems to be an increase in criminal activity in the city?

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Officer in Charge CIB

“Again our patrols are out there but like I mentioned in a previous interview regarding this very same shooting, these persons came out of some yard and targeted these young people in that area at the time.”