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News Release

Saturday, June 3, 2006

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Three Men Are Targets of Gunfire, One Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Southwest Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating any witnesses who may have seen a shooting in south Los Angeles on Saturday.

On June 3, 2006, around 12:10 a.m., Jonathon Paredes, 18, Miguel Uria, 20, and Henry Villalobos, 26, were walking on the sidewalk of 25th Street, east of Bronson Avenue. A car with two occupants pulled along side them. The driver asked where they were from. In order to avoid a confrontation, the three men crossed the street. Still the suspects followed. The suspects stopped their vehicle alongside the men and fired multiple gunshots, striking Paredes. Fearing for their own safety, Uria and Villalobos ran from the scene. The suspects left in an unknown direction.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene of the shooting and pronounced Paredes dead.

The suspects were described as male Blacks. The driver was 6’ tall, weighed 250-275 pounds, and was 25-30 years of age. There was no further information on the car or the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2418. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).