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Sunday, October 31, 1999

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77th Street Homicide

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, October 31, 1999

77th Street Homicide

On Saturday evening, October 30, 1999, at approximately 7:15 PM, the victim, Mark Leon Pearson, a male Black, 19 years old was standing on the sidewalk in front of 9443 South Western Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) approached him and fired several rounds in his direction. Pearson sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he failed to respond to medical treatment and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The motive is unknown. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives.


For Release 5:20 pm PST
October 31, 1999