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News Release

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Media Relations

15 Year-Old Shot and Killed


Los Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of 15 year-old Christopher Marquez, a resident of Los Angeles.

On Saturday, July 26, 2003, at about 11:30 p.m., Marquez and a female companion were getting out of a taxi cab in the 3300 block of Hunter Street when two male Hispanic approached them and demanded Marquez’s bicycle. One suspect punched Marquez in the face while the second suspect armed himself with a handgun and shot him multiple times.

Los Angeles City paramedics responded to the scene and transported Marquez to a local hospital where he died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

The suspects have not been identified. No weapon was recovered. The suspects are only described as male Hispanics.

Hollenbeck Detectives are seeking assistance from the public in solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 323-526-3142 during normal business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULLL, 1-877-529-3855.

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