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News Release

Friday, March 19, 2004

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Death of Bicyclist

"Detectives Investigate Death of Bicyclist"

 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, March 18, 2004, at around 6:50 p.m., Harbor Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of shots fired near the intersection of Denni Street and McDonald Avenue in Wilmington.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they found victim Martin Grajeda, a 31-year old Hispanic male with multiple gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics also responded to the location, treated him at scene then transported Grajeda to UCLA/Harbor Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

During the investigation, Harbor Homicide Detectives found that victim Grajeda was riding a bicycle on Denni Street when he met with an unknown suspect who may have also been riding a bike. During the encounter, the victim and suspect became engaged in dispute, whereupon the suspect shot the victim numerous times. The suspect then left the scene southbound on McDonald Street.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Harbor Homicide Detective Gasparian or Detective Cortez at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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