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News Release

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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Man Shot, Detectives Investigate

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses who saw the shooting of a Los Angeles teen on Monday afternoon.

On September 25, 2006, at about 2:45 p.m., 16-years-old, Jesse Juarez was standing with a friend, a Black man, 16, in the alley to the rear of 4300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard. Four suspects in a car drove up to the pair and opened fire. Juarez was fatally shot. The friend managed to escape without any injuries.

The first suspect is a Hispanic man with black hair, about 5'8" and weighing 130 pounds. The second suspect is a Hispanic woman, with blond hair and in her mid 20's. The third and fourth suspects were only described as Hispanic men.

The suspects' car is described as a white mid-size sedan.

The motives appeared to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Detectives at 213-485-2417, during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).