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News Release

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Media Relations

Woman Killed Inside Her Own Home


Los Angeles: On Friday, August 29, 2003 at about 11:00 p.m., the victim, 55 year-old Alice Marie Carroll, a resident of Los Angeles, was inside her residence located in the 4000 block of west Venice Boulevard. Carroll became involved in an argument with a male companion. Following a physical altercation with the male, Carroll sustained fatal injuries.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Carroll dead at the scene.

On Saturday, August 30, 2003, Carroll’s male companion was identified as 39 year-old Shawn Rayne Carter. Carter was taken into police custody and placed under arrest for Penal Code Section 187 ( Murder).

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Wilshire Homicide Unit at 213-473-0400. On weekends and during off-hours, contact 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 Renee’ Montoya, 213-485-3586, Media Relations Sections.