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News Release

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Media Relations

32 Year-Old Shot and Killed

"32 Year-Old Shot and Killed"

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, July 27, 2003 at about 2:10 p.m., 32 year-old Lafayette Davis was shot and killed.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Davis was seated in his vehicle in the 1400 block of West 54th Street. An unidentified suspect approached Davis and engaged him in a verbal dispute and then for unknown reason fired several shots at him.

Los Angeles City paramedics responded to the scene and transported Davis to Martin Luther King Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The motive for the shooting and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk. 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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



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