Case #: 78-06877

Date occurred: 04/24/1978

Location of crime: 13161 Harbor Blvd. Larsen’s Liquor

Victim: J.H. Black

Case Synopsis: A Suspect enters Larsen's Liquor Store and confronts three clerks behind the counter. The Suspect points a gun at customers and store clerks and demands money. Black attempts to strike the suspect with a bottle. A struggle ensues over the suspect's gun. The suspect strikes the victim with gun and shoots victim. Black later died from his injuries. The suspect was described as a male/Hispanic, 20-25 years, dark complexion, thin nose that is possibly crooked and heavy eyebrows. Suspect would now be approximately 52-57 years of age.

The Garden Grove Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder. If you have information that could assist with this investigation or any other unsolved case, you can call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or Investigator Terra Ramirez at (714) 741-5800 or email