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News Release

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Media Relations

Gang Related Homicide Leaves One Dead


Los Angeles: On Friday, August 29, 2003, at about 6:25 p.m., 22 year-old Raymond Lee Rhone was walking in the area of 37th Place and Normandie Avenue. A male Black about 18 to 20 years of age with a light complexion approached on foot and exchanged words with the victim. The suspect drew a handgun and for no apparent reason, fired a shot at the victim. The suspect was last seen on foot as he fled the location.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to a local Hospital. Rhone failed to respond to medical treatment and died at the hospital due to his wounds.

No motive for the shooting has been established and the suspects and weapon are still outstanding.

Southwest Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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