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News Release

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Media Relations

$25,000.00 Reward Offered for Murder Suspects


Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn
Harbor Area Commanding Officer Captain Patrick Gannon

Press Conference

Monday, September 22, 2003
2:00 p.m.

Harbor Area Community Police Station
2175 John S. Gibson Boulevard
San Pedro

Los Angeles: On Thursday, June 20, 2002, at about 12:30 a.m., Harbor Area Homicide detectives were called to 1419 Cruces Street in the city of Wilmington to investigate the shooting death of victim John Michael Seals. The initial investigation revealed that the victim had just parked and got out of his vehicle when unknown suspect(s) approached him in a vehicle. The
suspect(s) then shot him numerous times. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.

A press conference is being held to announce the City’s offer of a $25,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of John Michael Seals.

The victim’s father along with the investigating detectives will be present at the press conference to request the public’s assistance in locating the suspect(s).

Anyone with information is requested to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detectives at 310-548-2835. 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 media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.