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Monday, July 3, 2000

Media Relations

Early Morning Shooting Claims Victim's Life

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, July 3, 2000



"Early Morning Shooting Claims Victim's Life"

Wilmington: On July 3, 2000, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the victim, Jesus Madrid, male Hispanic, 20 years old, a resident of Wilmington was approaching the front door of the residence at 1203 North Ronan Avenue, Wilmington, in order to contact an acquaintance who resided there. Unknown suspect(s) inside the residence fired several shots at the victim, striking him repeatedly in the upper torso. The victim retreated across the street and collapsed at the east curb of North Ronan Avenue. The victim expired at the scene.

The motive for the killing is unknown. The suspect(s) and murder weapons are outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detectives Jeffery Perkins or Javier Arenado at Harbor Detectives 310-548-7621 or the Watch Commander at 310-548-7603 during off hours.

Prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
July 3, 2000