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News Release

Monday, September 2, 2002

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Shooting Death; Need Public's Help

"Detectives Investigate Shooting Death; Need Public’s Help"


Los Angeles: Wilshire Homicide Detectives Bolan and Cooper are investigating the shooting death of Ruben Reese, a 27 year-old male Black. The shooting occurred on Sunday, September 1, 2002 at approximately 11:05 a.m. A second victim, a 27 year old male resident of Los Angeles, was also shot but survived the incident.

Wilshire Patrol Officers received a radio call to the intersection of 21st Street and Rimpau Boulevard to investigate the report of a shooting. Both victims were transported by Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Reese was pronounced dead at 11:43 a.m..

Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. The suspects were described as two male Blacks and were driving a gray compact vehicle. There is no information available as to type of weapon or motive.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Detectives Bolan or Cooper at 213-473-0444 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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