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Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Claims 21 Year Old Victim

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, September 12, 2000



"Gang Related Shooting Claims 21 Year Old Victim"

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at 12:50 a.m., victim Master Antoine Fricks, 21 years old, and two suspects, described only as male Blacks, were standing in front of 5265 South Figueroa Street. A verbal dispute between the three erupted. It escalated to the point that the two suspects armed themselves with a .380 and a .22 caliber semi-automation pistol and shot Fricks multiple times. The suspects then fled southbound from the location. Victim Fricks sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his face, upper torso, and buttocks. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances for this incident have not been revealed but the motive appears to be gang related.

77th Homicide Detectives Armando Bernal and Rocky Sato are assigned the follow-up investigation. Anyone with concerns regarding this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide at 213-485-1659 or the 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

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




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
September 12, 2000