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News Release

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Media Relations

Murder Suspects Surrendered to Police

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Operations Support Division Homicide Detectives are conducting an investigation into the shooting death of Jin Kim, 44 year old male Korean, which occurred on May 3, 2002, at approximately 2:00 a.m. near 6th Street and Normandie Avenue.

There was a physical confrontation between individuals unknown to the victim in the parking lot just outside his business. During the confrontation, several gunshots were fired and the victim, who was in the background of the intended victims, was struck by gunfire.

As a result of the investigation, two individuals identified as James Ki Ghang and Ronald Myong Hwang were identified as suspects in the murder of Mr. Kim. This information was released to the media during a press conference, which was then broadcast to the public. As a result of the efforts of the media, James Ghang surrendered himself to police custody on May 15, 2002 at 2:15 p.m. and Ronald Hwang turned himself in on May 16, 2002 at 3:15 p.m.

Anyone with information should contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0444 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number to the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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