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News Release

Monday, May 27, 2002

Media Relations

Hollywood Detectives Investigate a Murder

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, May 26, 2002, at approximately 2:40 A.M., Hollywood Division patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Serrano Avenue. Upon arrival officers found a man down on the street; a victim of a gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a male Hispanic was seen arguing with the victim moments prior to the shooting. The suspect was described as a possible gang member.

The motive for the shooting has not been determined. The suspect has not been arrested.

The victim is described as a male Black, 37 years of age. His identity is being held pending notification of next of kin.

Homicide Detectives E. Parry, and T. Chevolek are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood detectives at 213-485-6410. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1877 LAWFULL.

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