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News Release

Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Assistance in Locating a Murder Suspect

"Detectives Seek Assistance in Locating a Murder Suspect"

 

What:
Press Conference

When:
May 10, 2001, at 2:30 PM

Where:
Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 Venice Boulevard

Who:
Wilshire Homicide Detectives

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 24 year-old male Korean. The stabbing occurred on April 29, 2001, at approximately 9:15 p.m., at 3500 West 8th Street. The victim was identified as Sung Hoon Ko.

The victim was standing near the front entrance of the Osaka Sushi Restaurant, when he was stabbed in the upper part of his body. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to USC Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injury.

The motive for the crime is unknown.

Wilshire Homicide Detectives along with the victim's family will be at this press conference. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detecive Chavez or Officer Byeon at 213-473-0444.

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