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News Release

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Media Relations

Afternoon Shooting Claims Life of 21 Year-Old


Los Angeles: 77th Area Homicide Detectives are handling the shooting incident that led to the death of Maurice Rico Marks, a 21 year-old male of Los Angeles. The shooting occurred on Tuesday afternoon, April 1, 2003, at approximately 2:15 p.m. The victim was standing in the middle of the street, in front of 1633 West 58th Street, when he was shot by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported by a Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Unit to Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds.

The motive is unknown. The suspect and weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the 77th Street Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.