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News Release

Friday, July 7, 2000

Media Relations

Man Shot in His Vehicle by Unknown Woman

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, July 7, 2000



"Man Shot in His Vehicle by Unknown Woman"

Los Angeles: On July 7th, 2000, at 8:00pm, Mr. Jason Hawkins was seated in his vehicle, which was parked in front of 717 West 48th Street. An unidentified female Black was seated in the vehicle with him. For reasons unknown at this time, the female exited the vehicle, armed herself with an unknown type handgun and shot Mr. Hawkins numerous times. The female then fled the scene on foot.

Mr. Hawkins sustained numerous gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso. He was treated at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Personnel. He was then transported to a local hospital for further treatment but subsequently died as a result of his wounds.

As of this writing, no motive for the shooting has been established. 77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation and are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to please call 213-485-1659 or 213-485-2389.

The victim has been identified as Jason Hawkins, a 30 year old resident of Los Angeles.

This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
July 7, 2000