$50,000 reward offered in murder of father in Westlake

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A $50,000 reward is being offered in the June 1 shooting death of Bulmero Martinez in the Westlake district, authorities said Tuesday.

A $50,000 reward is being offered in the murder of a man in the Westlake district, authorities announced Tuesday.

The murder of 29-year-old Bulmero Martinez remains a mystery for the Los Angeles Police Department.

"My heart is so bad, but please help, help," the victim's brother, Santos Martinez, pleaded.

Detectives said Bulmero Martinez was shot on June 1 and managed to attempt to drive himself to the hospital, but crashed into another driver in the 200 block of Alvarado Street.

Police said they do not know where Martinez was shot, but they believe it happened sometime after 8 a.m., close to the time when he crashed his car.

Authorities said he worked as an unlicensed taxicab driver, but they were not sure if he was working when he was killed.

"He does have children that he's been working for and sends money to in Mexico as a taxicab driver. We're looking for the public's help and for anybody who is in the area who may have heard or seen something," LAPD Det. Ryan Rabbett said.

The man's family said they do not know who would ever want to harm him because he was simply just a good person.

"He was Christian. He goes to church every Sunday. He don't drink," Santos Martinez said. "He's a good person. He also has two daughters."

Anyone with information was urged to call LAPD at 1-877-527-3247.
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