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Monday, October 23, 2000

Media Relations

Reward Offered for Suspect in Murder

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2000



"Reward Offered for Suspect in Murder"

Venice - On Wednesday, October 18, 2000, James Richards was shot and killed in the 500 block of Vernon Ave in Pacific Area. The suspect in this case fled and the suspect's identity is unknown. On October 19, 2000 Detectives from Robbery-Homicide Division assumed responsibility for the murder investigation. On October 20, 2000 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion authorizing a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those persons responsible for the murder of James Richards.

Detectives are seeking any information in the regards to this case and the public can contact Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2531 or during-off hours, contact Detective Headquarters Division at 213-485-3261.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:40 pm PDT
October 23, 2000