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News Release

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Media Relations

20 Year-Old Man Killed During Dispute


Los Angeles: On Monday, June 30, 2003, at about 10:00 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the Sylmar Park gymnasium located at 13109 Borden Avenue in Sylmar. Upon arrival at the scene, the officers discovered 20 year-old Steven Yuhasz, a resident of Sylmar, had suffered a gunshot wound to the torso. Further investigation revealed Yuhasz was shot during a dispute with three unidentified suspects.

Los Angeles fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Yuhasz to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation. The suspects and murder weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Foothill Area homicide Detectives at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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