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News Release

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Three Men Shot, One Killed

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for a triple shooting, which resulted in the death of 33-year-old Kevin Dion Baldwin.

On October 6, 2008 at about 11:55 p.m., Baldwin was standing with a group of four friends in the driveway of a residence in the 7500 block of south Figueroa Street.  A lone male Black approached the group and for unknown reasons, fired multiple shots with a handgun at the group.  Baldwin sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.  A second victim, 19-year-old Mychel Allen sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.  A third victim, 27-year-old Amon Johnson sustained a gunshot wound to his foot and was treated at the scene.  The motive for this crime is unknown.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detectives Roger Guzman or Stephanie Hale at 213-485-1383.  After-hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour toll-free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855) or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website,  Tips may remain anonymous.