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Saturday, July 8, 2000

Media Relations

Man Killed During Fight

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, July 9, 2000


"Man Killed During Fight"
Los Angeles: On July 9, 2000, at 3:15 am, a 49 year old male was beaten and shot to death on Main Street at 68th Street. Witnesses who were in the area at the time of this incident told investigators two persons, identified only as Male Blacks, were fighting with the victim. The witnesses reported hearing approximately 10 gun shots during the altercation. The suspects then fled northbound on Main Street.

The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the upper torso. Responding paramedics pronounced death at the scene. As a side note to this incident, a vehicle passing by at the time of the shooting had its rear window shot out. The driver sustained no injuries. The victim has not been identified pending notification of next of kin

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call Newton Area Detectives at 323-846-6556 or after hours, 213-485-2504.

This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586. .




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
July 8, 2000