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News Release
Monday, October 27, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Dispute Among In-Laws Results in Fatal Shooting

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 26, 2003, at about 1:50 a.m., Northeast officers responded to a radio call of " Shots Fired" in the 1200 block N. Edgemont Street. When the officers arrived, they were directed by witnesses to the victim, 35 year-old Servando Ruiz who lay dead on the sidewalk. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ruiz dead as a result of his wounds.

The investigation revealed that Ruiz became involved in a verbal dispute with his bother-in-law regarding his infidelity. The suspect, Oscar Lemus armed himself with a handgun and shot Ruiz.

This is an on-going investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this information is urged to contact Northeast Homicide Detectives at 213-847-4261. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact 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 Lucy Diaz, Media Release, 213-485-3586.



     
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