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News Release

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Media Relations

Man Dies After Drive-By Shooting

 

Los Angeles: Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of Dario Pazmino, a male Hispanic, 24 years of age.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Rampart patrol officers responded to a shots fired investigation call in the1300 block of Kellam Avenue. When officers arrived, they observed Pazmino seated in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The investigation revealed that Pazmino was parked in the street when the suspect(s) vehicle, described as a 1997 Honda Civic, 4 door, metallic green with tinted windows drove by and started shooting into Pazmino’s vehicle striking him. The suspect(s) vehicle then drove away westbound on Kellam Avenue towards Douglas Street. The motive for the shooting is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Homicide Detectives, Velasco or Motto at 213-207-2051. On weekends and during off-hours call 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 Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.