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News Release

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Media Relations

34 Year-Old Killed During Dispute

 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 12:30 a.m., Southwest Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call to the rear of the 1900 block of South Bonsallo Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed that 34 year-old Jose Luiz Cruz was shot during a dispute with unidentified suspect(s).

Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel transported Cruz to a local hospital where he died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation. The suspect(s) and the weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident 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 1-877-529-3855, 1-877-LAWFULL.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.