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News Release

Monday, December 27, 2004

Media Relations

Detective's Seek Clues In Victims Murder

Los Angeles- Southwest Homicide detectives are investigating the homicide of 34 year-old John Johnson.

On December 24, 2004, at about 11:15 p.m., Mr. Johnson was driving his vehicle in the 5400 block of Smiley Dive in Los Angeles. Witnesses say they observed an unidentified suspect shoot at Mr. Johnson's vehicle. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Mr. Johnson dead due to his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide are asked to please contact Southwest Homicide Detective's at, 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, please 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 the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.



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