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News Release

Friday, June 20, 2008

Media Relations

40-year-old Man Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of a 40-year-old man.

On June 20, 2008 at about 12:45 a.m., Rampart Division patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting investigation at the 1700 block of South Westmoreland Avenue. Officers saw a victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The victim was walking in the area and became involved in a fight with two suspects, according to investigators. One of the suspects pulled out a weapon and shot the victim. The victim ran from the location and collapsed in a nearby alley while the suspects ran from the area.

The suspects are described as male Hispanics. One was wearing a blue shirt and the other was wearing a white shirt. The motive for the shooting is unknown and the weapon is still outstanding.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until his family has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives G. Alonso or G. Lee at (213) 207-2060. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3844).