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News Release

Monday, April 14, 2003

Media Relations

Reward Offered for Killer of Victim of Gang Violence

 

Who:
Commanding Officer Southwest Division, Captain Morris Smith, Southwest Homicide Detectives and Members of the Lankford family.

What:
Press Conference Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Jerry Earl Lankford’s Murderer.

When:
Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Scene of the Murder, 3019 South Chesapeake Avenue, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the killer of Jerry Earl Lankford.

On December 25, 2002, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Jerry Earl Lankford was the victim of a shooting. Mr. Lankford was sitting inside his vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Chesapeake Avenue. Seated in the rear seat of the vehicle was Mr. Lankford’s one year-old daughter. The suspect approached Mr. Lankford on foot and with an unknown type handgun, shot Mr. Lankford multiple times. The suspect was last seen driving a compact four-door vehicle, travelling northbound on Chesapeake Avenue.

Photographs of the victim and a composite sketch of the suspect will be available to the media at the press conference.

Anyone with information should contact the Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-3892. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section.