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News Release

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Media Relations

Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued


"Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued"

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the assistance of the media to provide the public with the following information to assist law enforcement efforts in locating a child taken by his father.

On June 11, 2003, at about 7:15 p.m., the suspect, 32 year-old Khayri Shakur, went to his ex- wife's home in the 5700 block of Ruthelen street. The suspect engaged in an argument with a male who was visiting his ex-wife's brother at the location. At one point, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the male several times. The suspect then took his son from the front yard and fled the location in a blue 1981 Buick Regal, California license plate of 4TWE294.

The suspect was described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 5' 7", 175 lbs. The child's name is Khayri Shakur Jr. He is two years of age, about 3' tall and 40 pounds.

Photographs of the child and the suspect are available at 77th Area Police Station located at 7600 South Broadway.

Anyone with information or questions regarding this matter should contact the 77th Area Police Station at 213-485-4164.

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