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News Release

Thursday, July 12, 2007

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Beating Victim Dies Three Days Later

Los Angeles: A man in his 50s was beaten up by three men in South Los Angeles and despite treatment, died three days later.

Operations-South Bureau Criminal Gang/Homicide Group Detectives have been investigating the beating death of Robert Green, 54, that occurred on Sunday, July 8, 2007, in the 5900 South Crenshaw Boulevard. Mr. Green was walking in the crosswalk when three suspects pulled up in a white car and approached him. The suspects indiscriminately struck the victim about the head until he was unconscious. The suspects entered their car and fled the location.

Mr. Green was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until Wednesday, July 11. His condition worsened and he eventually died from his injuries.

The suspects' car was described as a white Chevrolet bearing the partial plate of "2L__ ___."

The suspects are Black males in their mid 20s to early 30s and about 5' 10" to 5' 11". One of them weighs 200 to 300 pounds.

The getaway driver was described as a Black man weighing about 300 pounds, bald, goatee style beard, and wearing a white T-shirt and grey pants.

Persons with information regarding this incident should contact Detectives Kevin Huff, or Refugio Garza, at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).