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News Release

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Police Seeking Publics Help in Solving the Murder of a Shooting Victim

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public's help to find the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of 34-year-old Jermaine Watson.

On Sunday, September 7, 2008 at about 10:00 a.m., Watson was in the rear parking area of an apartment building at the 900 block of West 48th Street.  Watson was arguing with the suspect, a 29-year-old male Black.  The suspect shot at Watson one time, then fled in a late model, dark-colored-compact vehicle.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Watson to a local hospital where he died of his injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South-Bureau Homicide Detectives Bill Ritch or Bertha Durazo at 213-485-1383.  After hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour toll free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).