Detectives and family members are asking for the public’s help for any information that will lead them to those responsible for the murder of 40-year-old victim Luis Paul Rivera, known as Paul by family and friends.
Paul was a single father of two teenagers and on Monday, July 1, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Paul was making lunch for his daughter and went to his garage to get hot dog buns from a refrigerator and that’s where he was shot and killed, in his own home. Detectives showed pictures of two vehicles involved in the murder: a black Chevrolet SUV and a red Lincoln SUV. The case is considered a gang murder even though Paul was not a gang member. Paul was a truck driver who was on the final process to be hired as a long shore man. A gang murder occurred the night before on the 15400 block of Temple Ave. in the City of La Puente, and it is believed that Rivera’s murder was in retaliation, but the murderers simply got the wrong house. Paul was a true innocent victim.
The victim’s mother made an emotional plea to find those who murdered her son. “Every day I talk to him in the garage because that’s the last place he had life. I want justice for my son’s death,” said Paul’s mother, Connie Rivera.
Anyone with information about the murder of Luis Paul Rivera is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may call “L.A. Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google Play or the App Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.