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News Release

Friday, February 4, 2005

Media Relations

Man Shot and Killed by Roommate

Los Angeles: On Friday, February 4, 2005, at about 1:00 a.m., a homicide occurred in an apartment located in the area of Venice Boulevard and Speedway in the Venice area.

The victim, 29 year-old Mark Anthony Rivas, and 30 year-old, Robert Christian Vaughn were roommates and business partners. They became involved in an argument and began to fight. The dispute led to Vaughn arming himself with a gun and shooting the victim to death.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6313. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free anonymous 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. For questions please call 213-485-3586.