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News Release

Monday, October 30, 2006

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Man Murdered in South Los Angeles Gang Shooting

Los Angeles: A 21-year-old man died Sunday after a gang-related shooting in the Exposition Park area of South Los Angeles.

On October 29, 2006, around 6:55 p.m., Southwest Area officers received a radio call of a shooting in the 1400 block of West Exposition Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they found Richard Deon Jackson, 21, a male Black, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and immediately transported the victim to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 7:23 p.m.

The investigation revealed that Jackson had been standing on the sidewalk in front of 1401 West Exposition Boulevard, when an unknown suspect approach on foot and fired numerous times. Jackson fell to the ground. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The shooting is believed to be gang related.

Officers are requesting the public's assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to phone Southwest Homicide Detective James Yoshida or Rick Gordon at 213-485-2418, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).

Callers may remain anonymous.