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News Release

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Media Relations

Fellow Gang Members Stand Around and Laugh While Man is Killed

"Fellow Gang Members Stand Around and Laugh While Man is Killed"

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for the senseless murder of a 38 year-old, White male.

On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 6:38 p.m., the victim was chased by several gang members west from Rimpau Boulevard. The victim tripped and fell in the 4800 block of St. Elmo Drive. As the victim screamed for help, one suspect obtained a concrete block and threw it at the victim, as the other gang members laughed at the victim. The block struck the victim in the head.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the family.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this tragic murder is asked to call the Wilshire Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0444. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the Wilshire Division Watch Commander at 213-485- 4022 or the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.