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News Release

Monday, September 8, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Murder of 17 year-old

 

Los Angeles: 77th Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting incident that lead to the death of 17 year-old Ruben Padilla Jr.

On Saturday, September 6, 2003, at about 10:35 p.m., the victim was walking in an alley located in the 7100 block of West Blvd, when unidentified suspect(s) approached and shot him. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number a the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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