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News Release

Sunday, October 13, 2002

Media Relations

Gang Related Fight Results in Shooting Death of Los Angeles Resident

"Gang Related Fight Results in Shooting Death of Los Angeles Resident"


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 21 year-old male.

On October 13, 2002 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Los Angeles resident, Roberto Diego Bautista, was approached by two male Hispanics in front of a residence located on the 5200 block of west Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The two suspects, who are suspected gang members, confronted Bautista and a 34 year-old male companion, and began to hit and kick them. Suddenly, one of the attackers pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the two victims. Bautista was hit by the gunfire and died at the scene. Bautista’s companion was not injured.

Fleeing on foot, the two suspects left the scene and no weapon was recovered.

Southwest Homicide Detectives assumed responsibility for the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Southwest Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL.

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