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News Release

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Media Relations

Drive-By Shooting Results in Death


Los Angeles: 77th Street Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the shooting incident that led to the death of 36 year-old Donald Allen, a resident of Los Angeles.

On December 2, 2004, at about 3:45 p.m., Allen was driving a white Pontiac eastbound on 56 th Street near Budlong Avenue. An early 90’s green colored Dodge containing three male Black suspects pulled up alongside and one of the suspects fired several rounds into Allen’s car. The suspects then fled the location.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Allen dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 77th Division Homicide Detectives, at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.