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News Release

Monday, May 7, 2001

Media Relations

24 Year-Old Pacific Area Resident Killed While Washing His car

"24 Year Old Pacific Area Resident Killed While Washing His Car"


Los Angeles - On Saturday, May 5, 2001, at approximately 4:55 p.m., a male Hispanic, identified as 24 year old, Javier Hernandez was standing in a driveway washing his car located in the 4600 block of Sawtelle Boulevard. The suspect, described as a male, Hispanic, 5’6", 170lbs, black hair, medium build was wearing a white painters cap, blue denim shorts, tan shirt, white socks and shoes. The suspect approached the victim on foot and fired several rounds with a medium caliber handgun striking the victim in the upper torso. The suspect fled on foot northbound and was last seen at Sawtelle Boulevard and Braddock Avenue.

Javier Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Pacific Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of Javier Hernandez. Persons with any information regarding this investigation may contact Detective Villa or Detective Hoffman at 310-202-4513.

This press release was prepared by Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section.