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News Release

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Media Relations

Gang Shooting Leaves One Dead And One Injured

"Gang Shooting Leaves One Dead And One Injured"

 

Los Angeles: On Saturday, June 22, 2002, at approximately 11:30 p.m., 77th Area patrol officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call located in the 9800 block South Hass Avenue. Upon arrival, witnesses stated that unknown suspects drove up in a brown compact vehicle and fired numerous rounds. Victim Steven Erick Gray, a male Black , 35 years of age sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso and victim Theodore Moncrief, male Black, 37 years of age, sustained a single gunshot wound to his foot.

On Saturday, June 22, 2002, at approximately 11:30 p.m., 77 Areapatrol officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call located in the 9800 block South Hass Avenue. Upon arrival, witnesses stated that unknown suspects drove up in a brown compact vehicle and fired numerous rounds. Victim Steven Erick Gray, a male Black , 35 years of age sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso and victim Theodore Moncrief, male Black, 37 years of age, sustained a single gunshot wound to his foot.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital where victim Gray was pronounced dead on arrival and victim Moncrief was treated and released.

This shooting appears to be gang-related. The suspects were last seen northbound Hass Avenue towards 96th Street.

77th Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to call 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press released was prepared by Officer Jose L. Rodriguez Sr., Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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