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News Release

Monday, November 18, 2002

Media Relations

Security Officer Shot After Denying Club-Patron Entry



Los Angeles: On November 17, 2002, at 12:30 P.M., victim John Smith, a 33 year old male African American was shot and killed at a location on the 6000 block of South Broadway. Mr. Smith was working as a security officer at a party when he had a confrontation with the suspect. The suspect, who was denied entry into the party, left the location and returned a short time later and shot the victim. The victim was transported to Martin Luther King Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect has been described as a male Hispanic, 18-25 years of age. There is no further description on the suspect at this time.

Newton Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call 213-485-5277. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the toll free information number at Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section.