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News Release

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Los Angeles:  On Friday, November 2, 2012, around 10:30 p.m., Harbor Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call, in the 3100 block of Almeria Street in the city of San Pedro.  The victim, 45-year-old Michelle Stamper and the suspect, 55-year-old Johnny O’Kane were in a dating relationship.  The victim and suspect were involved in a dispute.  O’Kane shot Stamper and then turned the gun on himself.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Stamper.  O’Kane was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound.

The motive for the shooting is a domestic dispute.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Harbor Area Homicide, Detective David Alvarez at 310-726-7879.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”