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News Release

Monday, November 1, 1999

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Police Investigate Homicide

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, November 1, 1999

Drive-By in 77th

On Sunday evening, October 31, 1999, at approximately 7:00 A.M., the victim and two of his friends were standing on the sidewalk in front of 1700 West 65th Place. The suspects drove by in their vehicle. Several shots were fired at the victim and his friends. The victim and his two friends sustained multiple gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital where victim Priester died as the result of his injuries. The other two victims are listed in stable condition.

The motive is unknown.

Victim: Antone Rochelle Priester, 29 years old, resident of Los Angeles

The suspect(s) and weapon remains outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at Telephone Number 213-485-385.

Press release prepared by Detective R. Lemus .

For Release 8:40 am PST
November 1, 1999