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News Release

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Media Relations

Northeast Homicide Detectives Investigate Shooting Death

 

Los Angeles: Northeast Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 21 year-old Frankie Barrajas of Los Angeles. On January 14, 2003, at approximately 1:28 a.m., LAPD Northeast Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance shooting" in the 300 block of Leslie Way. Arriving at the location, officers discovered two male Hispanics suffering from gunshot wounds. Barrajas, shot in the upper torso, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. by attending physicians. In addition, a 20 year-old unidentified male, also shot at the scene, was transferred to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

No suspects are in custody and no weapons were recovered.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact the Northeast Area Homicide Detectives at 213-847-4261. On weekends or 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.