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News Release

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Media Relations

15-Year-Old Youth Shot in East Los Angeles


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Area is investigating the shooting death of 15-year-old Enrique Chavez.

On Sunday, February 27, 2005, about 8:20 p.m., several Hispanic men walked up to Chavez as he stood on the northeast corner of St. Louis Street and Michigan Avenue in East Los Angeles. The suspects fired several shots, striking Chavez multiple times in the upper body. Chavez was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

No suspect or weapon descriptions were available.

Detectives are hoping for any bit of information that can help them with this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Gutierrez or Caballero at 323-526-3142. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.