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News Release

Friday, May 30, 2008

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Public's Help in Solving Homicide

Los Angeles: LAPD detectives are asking for the public’s help in solving the homicide of James Milton Hill, a 64-year-old black male who died yesterday due to complications from a gunshot injury.

On May 17, 2008, at around 4:30 a.m., Hill was walking with two black females in the area of Florence and Denker Avenues. When they reached the southeast corner of the intersection, a black, compact vehicle traveling eastbound on Florence Avenue approached them. The driver then proceeded to shoot the victim, who collapsed on the pavement, and continued heading eastbound on Florence Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics rendered emergency medical treatment at the scene and transported Hill to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was placed on life-support systems. Yesterday, Hill died of his injuries.

Anyone with information about Hill’s murder is encouraged to contact Detectives Eric Crosson or Chris Barling at the LAPD South Bureau Homicide Division, 213-485-1383. During off-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).