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News Release

Monday, January 6, 2003

Media Relations

Man Shot to Death During Roadside Car Repair


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of 28 year-old Don Wayne Caldwell Jr.

On January 5, 2003, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Caldwell was working on his vehicle in a parking lot at the corner of Adams Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. The suspect walked up to Caldwell, said a few words to him and then shot him. Caldwell, mortally wounded, fell to the ground as the gunman fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Transported to a local hospital, Caldwell failed to respond to medical treatment, and was pronounced dead by attending physicians.

Southwest Homicide Detectives assumed responsibility for the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2417. 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 Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.