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Friday, May 19, 2006

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Man Shot To Death In An Alley

Los Angeles: Wilshire Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding anyone who may have witnessed the shooting of a man in an alley.

On Thursday, May 18, 2006 at about 3:00 a.m., Melton Epps, a 42-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was in the alley next to 1800 South Marvin Avenue. He was involved in a dispute with two men who fatally shot him multiple times in the chest.

The first suspect is described as a black man. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium built.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detectives Cade or Parshall at 213-473-0446. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

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