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News Release

Friday, February 7, 2003

Media Relations

Man Killed, Innocent Victim of Gang Violence

 

WHAT:
Press Conference Requesting the Public’s Help in the Homicide Investigation of Charles Henry Yarbrough Jr.

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
4016 Santo Tomas
Los Angeles (Crime Scene)

WHO:
Southwest Area Command Staff
Victim’s Family and Friends

Los Angeles: Southwest Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 28 year-old Charles Henry Yarbrough Jr. which occurred on the 4000 block of Santo Tomas Drive on August 20, 2001 at approximately 8:25 p.m., Yarbrough was shot while standing at the location conversing with an unknown female. Mr. Yarbrough is a long time resident of the area and was employed as a construction worker.

On February 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., Southwest Homicide Detectives along with their commanding officers will conduct a press conference at the original crime scene. A $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect will be offered during the press conference.

Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden made a motion for a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect who was responsible for this murder. Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the reward.

Family and friends of the victim will be present during the press conference.

Southwest Area Division Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation is urged to contact Detectives Karen Jackson-Williams or Stanley Evans at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk during off-hours the contact number is 1-877-LAWFULL.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.