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News Release

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Media Relations

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Newton Division Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect who is responsible for the killing of a 20-year-old man.

On May 6, 2010, at around 1:30 p.m., Demetrius Meriwether, a resident of Los Angeles, was shot and killed at a burger stand in the 240 block of West Adams Boulevard.  The paramedics responded and pronounced Demetrius dead at scene.  

The Suspect is described as a male, Black, 20-30 years-old, standing about 6 feet tall.  The suspect left the scene in a silver or gray Dodge Charger with chrome rims.  The motive for the shooting is unknown.
  • Video footage of the suspect is available through Media Relations Section.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Newton Division Homicide Detective T. Thompson at 323-846-6556.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.