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News Release

Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Media Relations

Robbery Possible Motive in 45-Year Old Man's Murder


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 1:00 a.m., Newton Area Detectives are investigating the murder of Willie Brown Junior, a 45 year-old male Black. The victim was standing at the corner of 60th Street and Broadway when an unknown number of suspects approached the victim and shot him several times.

The victim was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The motive for this crime is possibly related to a robbery. There is no further information on the suspect(s) at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call Newton Area Homicide Detectives at, 213-485-5277. 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 Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section.