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$20k reward offered for information on double murder stemming from street takeover in Compton

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Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with a double murder at a Compton street takeover in November. 

Javier Carachure Menchaca and Juan Antonio Orozco Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

The initial incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Nov. 14, 2021, when two men were shot at close range while sitting in their vehicle at a street takeover at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Bullis Road. 

It was then that an unknown individual approached the car and opened fire, killing both men.

They have been identified as 19-year-old Javier Carachure Menchaca and 22-year-old Juan Antonio Orozco. 

Authorities reported that despite having surveillance video footage in their possession, they're at a loss. 

"The video we have of the area is of very poor quality, and has not assisted investigators in any way. We had some things that we were following up on that have gotten us nowhere on this case," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Austin at a press conference on Friday. "We're now asking for the public's help. We know there (were) two (to) three hundred witnesses there -- none of them have come forward at this point."

According to deputies, the shooting occurred moments before patrol cars arrived to break up the gathering. 

"We have no suspect information at this time -- none whatsoever," Austin said. ``We've pursued every angle we could think of. We have no reason to believe either victim in this case was a member of a gang or had any affiliation with any gangs."

The families of both Menchaca and Orozco were in attendance at the press conference to ask for the public's help to locate their son's killer. 

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