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News Release

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Media Relations

Man Shot and Killed in Parking Lot


Los Angeles: On September 1, 2004, at about 3:50 p.m., Northeast Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 2800 block of West Sunset Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officers determined the crime scene was the parking area of the Tom’s Restaurant. The officers discovered the lifeless body of a Hispanic man on the driveway of the restaurant.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The victim received what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to his chest.

The motive is unknown.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Detectives, at 213-847-4261. 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 news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.