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News Release

Monday, December 27, 2004

Media Relations

Drive-By Shooting Leaves One Dead; Detectives Seek Clues

Los Angeles: On Saturday, December 25, 2004, at about 9:00 p.m., 24 year-old Francisco Marrufo was standing with some friends in the 2100 block of West Jefferson Boulevard to the rear of the location. Witnesses said that a gray vehicle with unknown suspects drove up and stopped. An unidentified suspect(s) from inside the vehicle fired several rounds at Mrrufo and fled the location.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Francisco to a local hospital where he died due to his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide are asked to please contact Southwest Homicide Detectives, 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.