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News Release

Monday, September 18, 2000

Media Relations

Murder Suspects Remain at Large

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, September 18, 2000



"Murder Suspects Remain at Large"

Los Angeles - On Sunday, September 17, 2000, at 9:00 p.m., a 17-year-old male Hispanic, was standing on the sidewalk of the 1500 block of E. 33rd Street with a friend. A small white vehicle with four male Hispanic suspects drove up and stopped in the middle of the street. All four suspects got out of the car. One of the suspects fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic pistol. The victim was struck multiple times in the upper torso. Several of the victim's friends were on 32nd Street and heard the gunshots; They drove over to the victim's location, and placed him in their vehicle.

The victim's friends flagged down a Police Officer at 33rd Street and Hooper Avenue, and reported the incident. A rescue ambulance transported the victim to University of Southern California Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Newton Detective Mathew Spillane stated that "The motive appears to be gang related, and that no suspects have been identified."

Newton Homicide Detectives Matthew Spillane and Jesus Linn are handling the investigation. Please direct all inquires to the Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.

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




For Release 1:30 pm PDT
September 18, 2000