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News Release

Monday, March 7, 2005

Media Relations

Man Killed Helping Robbery Victim

Los Angeles: Police are searching for two gunmen that shot and killed a 31-year-old male who tried to help a robbery victim in South Los Angeles.

On March 5, 2005, at about 7:50 p.m., two men armed with handguns were robbing an 18-year-old man in the 5600 block of Clemson Street. An unidentified passerby confronted the robbers. As he fought with one suspect, the other suspect shot the passerby.

The suspects are described as two male blacks.

The 31-year-old man died at a local hospital. His name is being withheld until a family member is notified. The 18-year-old was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stan Evans or Officer Jason De La Cova at 213-485-2417. 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 LAPD's Media Relations Section. For questions please call 213-485-3586.