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Father Shot In Front Of Family

LASD Homicide and the City of Compton Ask for the Public’s Assistance

Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for the death of Victim Roberto Lucio. Twenty-five-year-old Roberto lost his life on Sunday, June 28, 2015, when he was shot in pre-noon daylight, in the presence of his girlfriend and infant daughter.

As the young family stood together near the intersection of 154th Street and Nestor Avenue, Compton, an unknown male suspect who drove a dark gray Kia Optima stopped his vehicle near them, exited the driver’s side door and shot at the victim and his family.

The suspect fired multiple rounds and struck Roberto Lucio in the upper torso. The suspect got back into his car, and fled north on Nestor Avenue and out of view.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the injured man in front of the location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Victim Lucio was transported to a local hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives are asking the public for any information related to the shooting death of Roberto Lucio. To encourage those with information to come forward, the Compton City Council is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction the individual(s) responsible for Victim Roberto Lucio’s ghastly daytime shooting and untimely death.

The shooting suspect is described as a Black male in his early 20s, approximately six feet tall, 250 pounds, with short dark hair. He wore dark clothing at the time of the event.

The suspect’s vehicle was a dark gray, newer-model Kia Optima, with tinted windows and paper plates with the words “Car Pro” on it.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 and contact Detective Toni Martinez or Detective Eddie Brown. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

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