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News Release

Monday, May 26, 2003

Media Relations

Innocent Life Taken by Violence


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting incident which led to the death of Joi Corrine Douglas, a 22 year-old female, Black, who was senselessly shot.

The incident occurred on Monday, May 26, 2003, between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., located in the 1700 block of Vernon Avenue. The victim was found in a stair well that led to her apartment.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

No suspects have been identified and no motive has been established for this crime.

The Southwest Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with any pertinent information related to this crime. Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact Detectives Garrido or Razankas at, 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at, 1–877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.