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News Release

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Media Relations

Man Shot And Killed After Altercation


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at about 1:40 a.m., Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the area of 5173 Hollywood Boulevard.

Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a 40-45 year-old male slumped on the sidewalk, the victim of an apparent gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m.

The investigation has disclosed that the victim was involved in an altercation with two possible Hispanic males outside of Jumbo’s Clown Room, a local bar. During the altercation the victim sustained a gunshot wound. It is unknown at this time what precipitated the altercation.

There were a larger number of people in and around the area at the time of the shooting, however, none have been able to provide a substantial description of the suspects. The victim’s identity has not been established at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is requested to call Hollywood Area Detectives, at 213-485-6410. 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 news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.