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News Release

Sunday, January 4, 2004

Media Relations

10 Year-Old Shot at a Birthday Party

Los Angeles: On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at about 1:30 a.m., a birthday party was taking place in the 3700 block of Normandie Avenue. The suspect arrived at the location and provoked an altercation between himself and a guest of the party. During the altercation the suspect was knocked to the ground. A short time later the suspect got up and drew an unknown caliber handgun. The suspect began to shoot into a group that included adults and children. A 10 year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and his mother was wounded in both legs.

The suspect Terry Lamount Newman is described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 6’01", 170-200 pounds, 25 years of age and is considered armed and dangerous. He fled the location in a black, 1998 Pontiac Grand AM, California License Plate No. 5BGE607.

The 10 year-old child is at a local hospital listed in critical condition and his mother was treated and released for her injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Southwest Homicide Detectives, at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

UPDATE: On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at about 1:00 p.m. the suspect Terry Lamount Newman was arrested at a local hospital for this crime.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.