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News Release

Monday, October 13, 2003

Media Relations

Young Man Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting that left 17 year-old Manuel Mercado dead.

On October 13, 2003, at about 1:21 a.m., Mercado was in the 2500 block of Cabrillo Avenue when unknown suspects(s) fired several rounds at him. Mercado died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Harbor Detective Division at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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



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