LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department’s FBI Fugitive Task Forced announced that three people have been arrested for a murder that occurred on January 13, 2021. The LAPD indicated that at 7:27 p.m., Southeast patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting near the 10900 block of South Wilmington Avenue.
After arriving on the scene, officer found Benjamin Media, 49, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from injuries sustained.
South Bureau Homicide Division investigators identified three individuals who were responsible for the murder of Medina; Jose Ponce, 33, of Fullerton; Jade Bates, 23, of Fullerton; and Loi Siliuta, 21, of Norwalk.
On Wednesday, April 7, members of Los Angeles Police Department-FBI Fugitive Task Force located and arrested all three individuals. On April 9, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 187 PC- Murder charges on all three arrestees.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Investigators at (323) 786-5111. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.