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News Release

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Media Relations

Victim Shot Then Run Over by Suspect's Vehicle


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at about 2:35 a.m., the victim identified as 25 year-old Aaron Nunez was walking eastbound on 71st Street. As Nunez approached Hoover Street, two male Hispanic suspects, 18-20 years of age drove up to Nunez blocking his path. The passenger in the vehicle got out of the car and asked Nunez where he was from. Nunez turned away from the suspect and began to run. The suspect then fired several shots at Nunez striking him. Nunez fell to the ground, at which time the suspects ran him over with their car.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a late model 2-door, burgundy Camaro, with tinted windows and white writing on the back window.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Nunez dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is gang related. No suspects or weapon are in custody.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is urged to contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour hotline at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-529-3855, 1-877-LAWFULL.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, 213-485-3586.