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News Release

Monday, October 27, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives seek leads on Fatal Walk-Up Shooting


Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 26, 2003, at about 1:50 a.m., Foothill officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 10500 block of El Dorado Avenue. When the officers arrived, they were advised by witnesses that a victim of a shooting had been transported to a local hospital by private vehicle.

The officers investigation revealed that the victim was visiting with friends outside of his residence when a vehicle containing four male Hispanics drove up to the location. The driver and the other males exited the vehicle and approached the victim. The driver attempted to engage the victim in a conversation, then suddenly armed himself with a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim’s family placed the victim in their private vehicle and drove to the hospital when they came upon foothill patrol officers . The officers were advised and immediately summoned for paramedics.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced 26 year-old Jaime Rocha dead at the scene.

The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Foothill Homicide Detectives, at 818-834-3115. 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 Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.