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News Release

Friday, March 14, 2003

Media Relations

Girlfriend Shoots Boyfriend in Chest Killing Him


Los Angeles: On Thursday March 13, 2003, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the suspect, Fenika Fuatino a female Samoan, 19 years of age, and her boyfriend, the victim, a male White, 22 years of age were at a residence located in the 600 block of West 2nd Street, in San Pedro. The suspect was playing with a loaded handgun and pointed it at the victim. The suspect fired one round from the gun, striking the victim in the chest.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld until his family has been notified.

The suspect was arrested for Penal Code Section 187(a), Murder, and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Harbor Area Detectives at 310-548-7621. During off-hours or weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.