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News Release
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Sidewalk Shooting Ends in Death

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 19 year-old Wesley Keene.

On Sunday, April 27, 2003 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Keene was standing on the sidewalk in front of a residence in the 1400 block of 68th Street when he was approached by a male Black gunman. Wearing all black clothing, the gunman pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired several gunshots. Shot in the head, Keene fell to the sidewalk and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, on the following day, April 28, 2003, at 5:05 p.m.

The shooting does not appear to be gang related.

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, please call the 24-hour toll free number at, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
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