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News Release

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Media Relations

77TH Street Detectives Investigate Homicide

"77TH Street Detectives Investigate Homicide"


77th Area: On Sunday, September 2, 2001, at approximately 9:15 P.M., the victim, 26 year-old Toby Allen Stewart, was standing in the driveway with some friends at 5337 South Arlington Avenue. As a newer model black pickup truck drove by the group of friends, the right front passenger in the vehicle pointed a pistol at them and fired several rounds in their direction before speeding away.

Two victims were injured by the gunfire. Stewart sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso and one of his companions, Sharvette Latrice Alexander, 32 years old sustained a single gunshot wound to her left shoulder.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene of the shooting and transported both victims to a local hospital. Mr. Stewart died as the result of his injuries and Sharvette Alexander is listed in stable condition.

The motive for this shooting is unknown. The suspects and the weapon remain outstanding.

The homicide investigation is being conducted by LAPD 77th Street Detectives George Diaz and William Fallon. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide at 213-485-1385 or Detective Headquarters Division at 213-485-2504.

Detective III Rudy Lemos provided the information for this press release.

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