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Thursday, August 3, 2000

Media Relations

Gang Shooting Ends In Death

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 3, 2000



"Gang Shooting Ends In Death"

Los Angeles - On Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at approximately 9:35 p.m., victim Mauricio Ibarra, male Hispanic, 20 years of age, was standing in front of a pay phone located on the 2600 block of Pico Boulevard. Witnesses heard several gunshots, and saw a male Hispanic running away from the area where Ibarra was standing, westbound on Pico Boulevard. Witnesses observed the victim down on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene, and transported Ibarra to an area hospital where he died as a result of a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

The motive for this shooting appears to be gang related. The suspect and handgun used are outstanding.

Rampart Homicide Detectives Humberto Jaime and John Motto are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Rampart Homicide Unit at 213-207-2051.

This press release was prepared by Officer Trevion Stokes, Media Relations Section.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 3, 2000