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News Release

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Media Relations

Juvenile Killed in Broad Daylight


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Area homicide detectives are investigating the murder of a juvenile who was shot and killed during the day on a busy Los Angeles street.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at about 3:30 p.m., 16 year-old Cesar Landeros was walking with two friends near the intersection of 2nd Street and Chicago Street. Suddenly, two vehicles, a white Toyota pickup truck and a gray Suzuki Samurai, pulled up. Several suspects got out of the vehicles and the driver of the Toyota fired several shots at Landeros.

Struck by a barrage of bullets, Landeros fell to the sidewalk mortally wounded, as the suspects escaped in their vehicles.

Los Angeles paramedics responded to the scene and Landeros was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. The murder of Cesar Landeros is believed to be gang-related. No weapons have been recovered and no suspects are in custody.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is urged to contact Hollenbeck Area homicide detectives at 323-526-3002. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the Los Angeles Police Department's 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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