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News Release

Monday, March 18, 2002

Media Relations

Search for Escaped Armed and Dangerous Juvenile Gang Member

"Search for Escaped Armed and Dangerous Juvenile Gang Member"


Press Conference Regarding Escaped Juvenile Gang Member

Monday, March 18, 2002
2:00 p.m.

77TH Area Community Police Station
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles: 77th Street Detectives will be conducting a press conference to seek the public's assistance in locating a juvenile gang member who escaped from Sylmar Juvenile Hall on March 10, 2002.

In January of 2002, the subject was tried as an adult and convicted on three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He was scheduled to be sentenced on March 12, 2002.

On March 10, 2002, at approximately 1:55 a.m., the subject escaped from custody at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. The crimes for which he was convicted occurred in April 2001, in the area of 81st Street and Denker Avenue in South Los Angeles.

The subject is currently at large and is a known gang member. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. His name is Kenneth Ruben Gilliam, DOB 5-29-84, and a picture will be available at the press conference.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the subject is asked to contact 77th Street Operations Support Division at 213-485-4175. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section prepared this press release, 213-485-3586.