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News Release

Friday, August 1, 2003

Media Relations

Who Killed Desirree Haro?

WHO:

Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Homicide Detectives, Family Members of Victim Desirree Haro

WHAT:
A Press Conference Announcing the Reward for Information Leading to Identifying the Killer(s) of Desirree Haro

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Harbor Area Community Police Station
2175 John Gibson
Boulevard, San Pedro

Los Angeles: On July 1, 2003, at about 12:50 a.m., 15 year-old Desirree Haro was walking with a group of friends in an alley near the intersection of 253rd Street and Normandie Avenue. The teenagers were standing in the street when a car, that was seen earlier cruising in the neighborhood, drive by the group. Suddenly, several shots rang out. As the car sped off, Haro fell to the pavement, a homicide victim of a drive-by shooting.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Desirree Haro. The County of Los Angeles is also offering a reward of $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Harbor Area Detectives at 310-548-2835. 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 Media Advisory was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.