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News Release

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Media Relations

Rampart Homicide Investigation


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Rampart patrol officers responded to a radio call, "Death Investigation", at 746 S. Lake Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 55 year old male Black down on the ground next to the apartment building. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead.

The investigation revealed that the victim was involved in a dispute with three suspects. The dispute turned into a fight and the victim was forcibly thrown from the second or third story window of the abandoned apartment building.

Rampart Homicide Detectives are looking for three possible suspects described as:

#1 male, Black, 6'2", 220 pounds, nickname "Bobcat."

#2 male, Black, 5'11", 155 pounds, nickname "Black."

#3 male, Black, No further information. All suspects frequent Macarthur Park.

Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is urge to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives Jones and Motto at 213-207-2051.

This press release was prepared by Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.