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Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Media Relations

36 Year Old Victim Dies from Gunshot Wound

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, October 25, 2000



"36 Year Old Victim Dies from Gunshot Wound"

Mid City: The Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Operations Support Division Homicide Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, October 23, 2000 at approximately 11:20 p.m. The victim was driving his 2001 black pick-up truck eastbound on Pickford Street at Highland Avenue when he was shot in the head area. The vehicle continued east and collided with a large bush and subsequently came to rest.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and treated the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury. The victim was identified as Buford Bates, a male Black, 36 years of age and a local resident. The suspect(s) has not been identified.

The motive for the incident has not been determined.

Wilshire Operations Support Division Homicide Detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information concerning the incident may contact Detectives Robert Felix or Jose Chavez at 213-473-0444.

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




For Release 5:40 pm PDT
October 24, 2000