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Friday, November 17, 2000

Media Relations

Drive-By Shooting Results in Homicide

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, November 17, 2000



"Drive-By Shooting Results in Homicide"

Korea Town: Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a twenty-two year old male Hispanic.

On Friday morning, November 17, 2000, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Rampart patrol officers responded to a radio call "Shots Fired, Ambulance Enroute" at 411 South Mariposa Avenue. Upon their arrival at the location the officers found the victim down on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The investigation revealed witnesses heard multiple gunshots and observed a vehicle drive away from the location.

The motive for this shooting appears to be drug related. The suspect, weapon and vehicle are outstanding. The victim has not been identified at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Rampart Homicide Unit at 213-207-2051.

This information was provided by Detective Kenneth Wiseman, Rampart Homicide Unit.

This press release was produced by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:00 pm PST
November 17, 2000