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News Release

Thursday, August 25, 2005

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19-Year-Old Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: 77th Street Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting incident that led to the death of 19-year-old DeAndre McConnell of Los Angeles.

On Thursday evening, August 25, 2005, at approximately 7:00 PM DeAndre was walking to a store in the 7500 block of South Raymond Avenue, when 4-6 male Black suspects drove by and fired several shots at him.  DeAndre received gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.  The motive appears to be gang related.  The suspects' car was described as a tan small compact.

Persons with information regarding this matter may contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1385.  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).



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