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News Release

Friday, May 23, 2003

Media Relations

Early Morning Shooting Critically Injures Taxi Driver


 

 

Los Angeles: On May 22, 2003, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Rogelio Magana, 43 years of age, was driving his taxi in the area of Hoover Street and El Segundo Boulevard when he was shot by unknown suspect(s). After being shot, Magana's taxi collided with several parked vehicles and came to rest. Magana was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

There is no suspect information at this time and the motive to this shooting is unknown.

Detectives from the Southeast Area Homicide Unit are handling the investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detectives at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 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.