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News Release

Friday, April 1, 2005

Media Relations

Man Sitting Inside parked Vehicle Shot to Death

 

Los Angeles: Joel Anthony Gonzalez 19 years of age, was shot and killed while he was sitting inside his 1994 Ford Mustang vehicle that was parked in a driveway in the 3400 block of East 8th Street.

On Friday, April 1, 2005, at 12:15 noon, a gunman walked up to the driver's side of the vehicle and shot Gonzalez several times in the upper body area. He died at the scene.

The gunman drove from the location in a Grey Sports Utility Vehicle with tinted windows.

The shooting appears to be gang related and no suspect or weapon information is available.

Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Hollebeck Homicide Detectives S. Smith or Guerra at 323-526-3679 or 213-485-2942. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).