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News Release

Saturday, December 7, 2002

Media Relations

42 Year-Old Man Shot and Killed in Park

 

 

 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, December 5, 2002, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a shooting occurred at the 2nd Avenue Park located in the 2300 block of West 25th Street. The victim, 42 year-old Michael E. Jackson of Los Angeles, was sitting on a bench in the park when a suspect, only described as a male Black in his 30’s, approached him on foot. The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several gunshots, fatally wounding the victim. The suspect then fled the park on foot.

On Thursday, December 5, 2002, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a shooting occurred at the 2 Avenue Park located in the 2300 block of West 25 Street. The victim, 42 year-old Michael E. Jackson of Los Angeles, was sitting on a bench in the park when a suspect, only described as a male Black in his 30’s, approached him on foot. The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several gunshots, fatally wounding the victim. The suspect then fled the park on foot.

 

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead.

 

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

 

Southwest Homicide Detectives assumed responsibility for the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Southwest Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

 

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.