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News Release Sunday, July 22, 2007
San Pedro Man Shot and Killed
Los Angeles: A 20-year-old San Pedro man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in the 500 block of West 18th Street.
Jesus Valencia, was standing on the sidewalk in front of a residence talking to a friend.
According to police, a Hispanic man and his female passenger in a dark truck pulled into a nearby alley. The two got out of the vehicle and approached Valencia. The man pulled out a handgun and shot him. The suspect's drove off through the alley.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The male suspect was in his 20's and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt.
The motive is undermined and investigators have no vehicle description.
Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor homicide detectives Isidro Rodriguez or Michael Falvo at 310-522-2036. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).