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News Release

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Media Relations

Store Clerk Killed During Store Robbery


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at about 8:05 p.m., Newton patrol officers responded to a radio call of an ambulance shots fired at the Avalon Discount Store located in the 4000 block of south Avalon Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they saw the store clerk, 58 year-old Josef Javaheri on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds.

The investigation revealed that two male Black suspects in their mid 20’s, entered the store, pointed a handgun at Javaheri and demanded money. One of the suspects then shot Javaheri multiple times. The suspects left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Javaheri to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Newton Homicide Detectives at 323-846-6556. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact 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 Renee’ Montoya, Media Relation Section, 213-485-3586.