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News Release

Friday, June 9, 2000

Media Relations

Two Victims Shot and Fighting for Their Lives

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, June 9, 2000



"Two Victims Shot and Fighting for Their Lives"

Harbor - On Saturday, May 27, 2000, two victims were stopped and waiting for a red phase tri-light (eastbound) on 25th Street at Patton Avenue. The suspects pulled their vehicle parallel to the victim's passenger door and began firing several times into the victims' vehicle. Victim-1, male, Black, 19 year old, Travon Green was struck in the head. Victim-2, male, Black, 18 year old, Jabari Meader was struck in the abdomen. The victims were transported to local hospitals by LAFD paramedics and are listed in critical condition.

The suspects fled in a possible 1990's, Toyota van, light blue in color. Suspects are described as male, Hispanics.

Harbor Homicide Detectives are handling this investigation. Anyone with information to this incident is asked to notify Harbor Detectives at 310-548-7621.

****UPDATE****

On Friday, June 9, 2000, at 4:00 p.m., Harbor Homicide Detectives will be holding a press conference in front of Harbor Community Police Station, 2175 John Gibson Boulevard, to announce the arrest of suspect James Ruben Rodriguez, male Hispanic, 22 yeas of age, for the murder of Mr. Travon Green and the attempted murder of Mr. Jabari Meader. Also, for the arrest of suspect Fernando Edward Macias, male Hispanic, 21 years of age, for the attempted murder of his girlfriend, who he stabbed approximately 10 to 12 times, and left for dead.

Photographs of the suspects will be available at the press conference for the media to view. The suspects are possibly involved in other shootings that have occurred in the Harbor/Wilmington area.

Any questions please contact the Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Trevion Stokes.




For Release 3:30 pm PDT
June 9, 2000



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