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Monday, December 4, 2000

Media Relations

Abduction Results in Homicide

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, December 4, 2000



"Abduction Results in Homicide"

Los Angeles - On Sunday, December 3, 2000, at 8:30 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Victim down," in the 12500 block of Big Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed a male Hispanic down on the side of the roadway, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

Foothill Area Homicide Detectives responded to the crime scene. The preliminary investigation revealed that unidentified suspects had taken the victim to the remote area. The victim was then shot as he attempted to flee the scene.

The victim is described as a male Hispanic, 32 years of age, with a last known address in the Chula Vista area. His identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The motive for the crime has not been established.

Detectives from Foothill Operation Support Division are handling the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact detectives at 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3105 during daytime hours, evening phone number 818-756-8861.

This information was provided by Detectives Raymond Broker and Charles Lenane.

This Press Release was prepared by Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 10:00 am PST
December 4, 2000