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News Release

Wednesday, January 6, 1999

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Victim Confronted and Killed in 77th Area

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, January 6, 1999

On Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at approximately 9:40 p.m., victim Jose Angel Maldonado, a male Hispanic, DOB: 08/19/56, 42 years old was parked on the 7000 block of South Hoover Street, Los Angeles. Unknown suspect(s) confronted him and physically assaulted him. During the fight suspect(s) took out a gun and fired several rounds in the direction of Maldonado. Maldonado sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect(s) was last seen fleeing Southbound in his vehicle. Maldonado was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Maldonado failed to respond to medical treatment and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The motive for this incident has not been established.

South Bureau Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call South Bureau Homicide at (213) 237-1310.


For Release 9:20 am PST
January 6, 1999