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News Release

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Media Relations

Public's Help Needed to Solve Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses who may have seen the shooting of a Los Angeles man on Tuesday.

On August 1, 2006, at about 10:05 p.m., 21 year old Sterling Jerome Williams and a 20 year old friend got into a fight with local gang members in the 8700 block of Belford Avenue. One of the gang members pulled out a gun and shot both Williams and his friend. The suspects then fled on foot.

Williams was transported to a local hospital where he died. His friend was also transported to a local hospital and was treated for a gunshot wound.

The suspects are only described as male Black.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pacific Detectives at 310-482-6313. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).