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News Release

Sunday, October 28, 2001

Media Relations

77th Street Homicide Detectives Investigate the Murder of Three Young Men

"77th Street Homicide Detectives Investigate the Murder of Three Young Men"


Los Angeles: On Saturday, October 27, 2001, at approximately 11:40 P.M., 21 year-old Timothy Jones, his cousin, 21 year-old Traonn Nutt, and a friend, 22 year-old Theran Isach Miller, were in front of the 7000 block of South Madden Avenue in Los Angeles. Jones was parking his car, a blue, 1989 Ford Mustang, Convertible, 2-door. As Jones maneuvered his car, suspects drove by in an unknown type vehicle, and fired numerous rounds from a handgun into Jones' car. All three of the young men were struck by the gunfire. Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Personnel responded to the scene of the crime and after a short investigation, pronounced all three shooting victims dead at the scene.

The motive is unknown; however, the shootings appear to be gang-related.

77th Street Detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detectives G. Diaz or W. Fallon at 213- 485-1385 during daytime hours or the Department Command Post at 213-485-2504 during evening hours and weekends.

This press release was prepared by Police Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586