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News Release

Monday, March 26, 2007

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Gunfire Leaves a Baby Girl Fighting For Her Life

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are requesting the public help in identifying the shooters who left a baby girl in critical condition and a second victim in stable condition in south Los Angeles.

On March 26, 2007, at around 12:10 a.m., Rebekah Harris, 26, of San Bernardino and her two children were in a car and had just driven up to the 900 block of east 94th Street to drop off a friend. A car pulled up next to them and opened fire. One of the rounds struck the 18-month-old girl in the face as she sat in her car seat in the back of the car. Hollis Roberts, 25, who was standing next to the car, was struck in the chest and leg. The woman and the other child were
not injured.

Roberts and the baby were transported to a local hospital. The child is listed in critical condition and Roberts is in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 18-20 years old, wearing a baseball cap and a dark hooded sweatshirt. The suspect’s car is described as a silver or tan 1994 or 1995 Oldsmobile 88, 4 door, with chrome wheels, tinted windows. It was very clean looking.


Despite treatment the baby girl died on March 27, 2007.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southeast Area Homicide Detective LaBarbera at 213-972-7848. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).