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News Release

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Media Relations

Innocent Woman Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: An innocent woman, who was waiting for a bus, was shot and killed in South Los Angeles.

On July 19, 2005, at about 1:30 PM, 63-year-old Lois Gean Cole of Los Angeles was standing at a bus stop on the corner of 94th Street and Western Avenue.  Two individuals were involved in a dispute nearby when one of them pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds at the other individual.  Unfortunately, one of the rounds struck Ms. Cole and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was described as a male Black, 20-26 years of age.  The motive appears to be gang related.

The suspect and weapon remain outstanding.

Persons with information regarding this matter may contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1385.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).