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News Release

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Media Relations

Publics Assistance Needed in Locating Murder Suspect


Press Conference

Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 3:00 p.m.

Harbor Area Police Station, 2175 John S. Gibson Boulevard, San Pedro

Los Angeles: On January 6, 2003, at approximately 10:25 p.m., 22 year-old Jose Santiago was standing near a bus bench on the northeast corner of Pacific Coast Highway and President Avenue, when an unknown suspect, a male Hispanic, walked up to him and fired several rounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The motive is unknown, but a witness stated that there was a brief argument prior to shooting between the victim and the suspect.

A composite drawing of the suspect will be available during the press conference. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 5’10", thin build with a thin mustache and was wearing gray hooded pull over shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detectives at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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