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Monday, December 27, 1999

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South Bureau Homicide Requests Information on Double Homicide Case

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, December 27, 1999

On Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at approximately 9:50 a.m., a shooting occurred in the 6000 Block of 10th Avenue. Victim # 1, Benson Gregory Harris, a male Black, 42 years old and Victim #2, Derrick Laron Bowie, a male Black, 33 years old were standing outside when an unknown male Black suspect approached the victims on foot. The suspect produced a handgun and shot both victims multiple times. The suspect fled the scene on foot, running in a northbound direction. Victim Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Victim Bowie was transported to a local hospital where surgery was performed. He succumbed to injuries and death was pronounced at 1:15 p.m.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 5'8"-6'0" tall, 18-25 years old.

The motive is unknown and the suspect is outstanding.

South Bureau Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call South Bureau Homicide at 213-237-1310.



For Release 11:55 am PST
December 27, 1999