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News Release

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Media Relations

Man Shot and Killed in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible for the shooting death of 32-year-old William Chapman.  

On Saturday, November 1, 2008 at about 2:30 a.m., Chapman was in the courtyard area of the apartment building at the 4500 block of Rodeo Lane.  Unknown suspect(s) fired several gunshots at Chapman striking him several times.  The suspects fled the area.  

The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later died of his injuries.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detectives Charles Geiger and Richard Gordon at 213-485-1383.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org.  All tips will remain anonymous.