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News Release

Monday, August 5, 2002

Media Relations

Reward Offered for Public's Assistance in Locating Murder Suspect(s)


 

WHO:
LAPD Captain Kris Pitcher, Foothill Area Investigative personnel

WHAT:
Press Conference to Announce $25,000 Reward for Information Regarding Murder of Ramez Younan

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 6, 2002
1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Foothill Community Police Station
12760 Osborne Street
Pacoima

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Area patrol officers responded to an "Unknown Trouble" radio call at the Chalet Liquor store, on the 14000 block of Hubbard Street in Sylmar.

Entering the neighborhood business, officers discovered the storeowner had been shot to death, Ramez Younan, a 50 year-old resident of Grenada Hills, was killed by an unknown suspect.

On August 2, 2002, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla successfully petitioned the LA City Council for a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Ramez Younan.

Family members of Victim Ramez Younan will be present at the press conference. A photo of Victim Younan will be available to the media.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact Foothill Homicide Detectives at 818-834-3105. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL 1-877-529-3855.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.