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Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Media Relations

Verbal Dispute Leaves One Dead

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, December 6, 2000



"Verbal Dispute Leaves One Dead "

Los Angeles - On Monday, December 4, 2000, at approximately 1:25 p.m., the victim Jimmy Jackson III, a 36 year-old African-American, and suspect Wallace Graham, a 54 year-old, African American, where at their residence, a boarding house located it the 1300 Block of West 59th Place. A verbal dispute ensued between the two men. This escalated to the suspect arming himself with a knife. The suspect then stabbed the victim in the chest, Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance transported the victim to a near by hospital where the victim failed to respond to treatment and succumbed to his injuries.

77th Area patrol officers responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody without further incident. The suspect was booked for 187(A) PC, Murder.

The motive for this crime has not been established and the investigation is ongoing.

77th Street Homicide Detectives Diaz and Sato are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 77th Street Operations Support Division at 213-485-1383 or 77th Street Area Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

This press release was prepared by Officer Lozano, 77th Street Operation Support Division.

For more information regarding this Press Release contact Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:20 pm PST
December 6, 2000