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News Release

Saturday, October 5, 2002

Media Relations

Man Shot and Killed In Parking Lot


Los Angeles: Pacific Area Homicide detectives are investigating the murder of Jayson Hoff, a 23 year-old, White male, who was shot to death in the rear of an apartment building at 12767 Caswell Avenue in Venice. Hoff was walking from the rear parking lot at approximately 7:35 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2002, when a male suspect walked up to him and shot him with an unknown caliber handgun. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle, through the alley. Hoff was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his wounds.

The motive is known. The suspect has not been identified and the murder weapon is outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pacific Area Homicide Unit at 310-202-4506. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, (1-877-529-3855).

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