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News Release

Monday, October 6, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Seeking the Public's Help in Identifying Attempt Murder Suspects

"Detectives Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Attempt Murder Suspects"

 

Who:
Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton, Chief Earl Paysinger and Southeast Area Detectives.

What:
Press Conference

When:
Monday, October 6, 2003
2:00 p.m.

Where:
Metropolitan Dispatch Center,
100 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 5, 2003, at about 7:40 p.m., a 6 year-old male Black child was sitting inside a vehicle with his parents in the 600 block of East 87th Street. Two male Black suspects driving a 4-door black Pontiac, Gran Prix drove by the location and began shooting, striking the 6-year-old.

The child was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southeast Detective’s at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective’s Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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

UPDATE: On Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at about 12:10 p.m., 6 year-old DeAngelo Beck was pronounced dead.