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News Release

Friday, December 30, 2005

Media Relations

News Conference - Arrest of a Shooting Suspect

What:
News Conference; Arrest of a Shooting Suspect

When:
Friday, December 30, 2005, 2:00 p.m.

Where:
LAPD West Los Angeles Station
1663 Butler Avenue
West Los Angeles

Who:
Captain Carol Aborn, Commanding Officer, West LA Area
Detective Ron Phillips
Representative from Councilmember Jack Weiss Office
Victims Family Members

Why:
On December 25, 2005 at about 1:43 a.m., a fight between two patrons at the Habibi Restaurant, in the 900 block of Broxton Avenue in Westwood, escalated to a shooting.

The suspect left the restaurant and got into a car driven by a friend. The suspect leaned out the passenger window and fired one time at the intended patron but missed. The bullet struck another patron in the head. He remains in critical condition.

On December 28, 2005, detectives arrested the shooter in this incident at his Hollywood apartment. Two additional suspects remain at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ron Phillips at 310-575-8917.