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News Release

Monday, September 23, 2002

Media Relations

Woman Kidnapped By Estranged Boyfriend

 

Los Angeles: On Monday, September 23, 2002, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Devonshire Area Patrol officers responded to a report of "Shots Fired" at a the Mini-Med business located in the 18000 block of Devonshire Street in Granada Hills. Upon arrival, the officers learned from witnesses that a male suspect arrived at the location in order to speak to an estranged girlfriend, an employee of the business. Witnesses indicated the suspect and the woman engaged in a conversation in the business parking lot for a brief period and suddenly the encounter erupted into a physical altercation. It appeared the woman was attempting to break away from the suspect. Security personnel intervened and observed the suspect was armed with a handgun.

The suspect resisted the attempt by the security personnel to diffuse the situation and he forced the woman into his parked vehicle. As they entered the vehicle, witnesses described hearing a gunshot emanate from within the vehicle. The suspect fled the business parking lot, traveling northbound on Zelzah Avenue, from Devonshire Street. Family of the kidnap victim has described an on-going domestic dispute between the two. Further information has indicated the suspect has threatened the victim with harm, though the current whereabouts of the suspect and victim are unknown.

The suspect was described as Henry Floyd, male, Black, 5’-5", 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, 36 years old. His vehicle is a 1990 Honda Accord, four-door, champagne colored, California personal license plate of "HENDEN1."

The victim is a 27 year-old Nacole Richardson, female, Black, 5’-6", 142 pounds, black hair, brown eyes.

The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting that anyone possessing any knowledge relative to the whereabouts of victim Richardson, suspect Floyd, or his Honda Accord, to immediately contact the Devonshire Area Community Police Station at 818-756-8285.

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



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