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News Release

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Media Relations

Father Shot and Killed by Son


Los Angeles: On August 18, 2004, at about 10:35 a.m., 56 year-old Kam Wai Chu was found dead in the alley rear to his business, a burger restaurant, in the 2900 block of West Vernon Avenue.

Responding officers’ investigation revealed Mr. Chu was involved in an argument with his adult son when his son pulled out a handgun and shot him. His son got into a white or light colored compact vehicle, driven by an unknown person, and drove away.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Mr. Chu dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.

The son’s name is Dennis Michael Moreno, also known as Dennis Chu, and was described as a male Hispanic/Asian with short black hair, brown eyes, 6’ 2", and 170 lbs.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Southwest Area Homicide Detectives Don Walters or Jeff Nolte, at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.