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News Release

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Media Relations

Press Conference Revealing Teenage Murderer At Large

"Press Conference Revealing Teenage Murderer At Large"


Press Conference to identify alleged Murder Suspect of North Hollywood High School Student

Tuesday, January 22, 2002
1:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Community Police Station, 11640 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood

North Hollywood: On January 21, 2002, at approximately 11:00 p.m., 18 year-old North Hollywood High School student Shadene Thompson, accompanied by friends, was confronted on the street by a lone gunman she knew from a past dating relationship. According to witnesses, the male suspect, 18 year-old North Hollywood student Jamari Chatrie, produced a handgun and shot Thompson in the head. Chatrie fled the scene, located on the 11000 block of Huston Avenue, and Thompson was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 11:00 a.m., January 22, 2002.

Suspect Chatrie remains at large wanted for murder.

Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Homicide Detectives, will be holding a press conference to ask for public assistance to locate and allow police to apprehend suspect Chatrie. Photos of suspect Chatrie will be presented at the press conference.

Anyone with information should contact Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Homicide Detectives at: 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour-toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL 1-877-529-3855.

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