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News Release

Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Man Killed During Dispute at Nightclub

Los Angeles:  A 19-year-old Los Angeles man died after being shot during a dispute at a local nightclub.

On Sunday, April 5, 2008, at about 1:05 a.m., at a club in the 5500 block of South Western Avenue, Damien Cordell White and the suspect became involved in a fight outside the club.  During the struggle the suspect produced a handgun and shot White multiple times.

After being shot White got into his car and drove a short distance to a nearby gas station at Slauson Avenue and Western Avenue, where he collapsed.  Los Angeles City Fire Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at 1:30 a.m.

Detectives do not have a suspect description or motive in this case.  The handgun is still outstanding.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detectives Kenneth White or Refugio Garza at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.