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News Release

Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and locate suspect or suspects who fatally shot a 29-year-old man on July 17th.

Yesterday, at around 5:20 p.m., a patrol unit from 77th Division was dispatched to the 1000 block of West 60th Street.  The radio call was generated in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle with what appeared to be a person sleeping inside.  When the officers arrived they found Michael Alexander Allen, a 29-year-old male Black, wrapped in bedding on the passenger seat.  

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle and victim were transported to the Coroner’s Office where he was taken out of the car.  Victim Michael Alexander Allen had multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

The motive and the description of the suspect or suspects are not known.  

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Criminal Gang/Homicide Group, 77th Homicide Squad Detectives R. Guzman and K. White at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-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.