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News Release

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Media Relations

Suspects Wanted For Juveniles Murder Captured

"Suspects Wanted For Juveniles Murder Captured"



Mayor James K. Hahn, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton, Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger, Commanding Officer of Operations-South Bureau, Commander Jim Tatreau, Assistant Commanding Officer of Operation-South Bureau along with other 77th Command Staff and personnel


Press Conference to Announce the Capture of Three Murder Suspects

77th Area Police Station
77th Community Room
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles

Thursday, September 11, 2003
4:30 p.m.

Los Angeles-: 77th Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 15 year-old Quinesha Dunford and 13 year-old Demario Moore.

On Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at about 7:00 p.m., Dunford and Moore were standing at the entrance of the alley adjacent to the 1300 block of West 54th Street, when unknown suspects drove by and began firing striking the two.

Dunford died at the scene and Moore was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

On Thursday, September 11, 2003, Detectives received information from an independent witness that had seen the murder and provided police with a vehicle license plate. Detectives conducted a follow-up to a Los Angeles residence and detained, later arresting a suspect in this case. Further investigation revealed that 2 other suspects, now booked for the murder, participated in the crime.

Due to the efforts of Homicide Detectives and the public, three individuals have been arrested for the murder of Quinensha Dunford and Demario Moore.

Photographs of the victims will be shown and the names of the individuals arrested for this crime will be released at the press conference.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact the 77th Area Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact 24-hour toll free number at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.